Retired marketing executive and current SCORE volunteer Bob Godlasky has been a mainstay in the CSUF Entrepreneurship program as a mentor for many years. Over that time, he has been a mentor to many students imparting the wisdom he earned after decades as an executive in the private sector. Last week Bob received the Special Ambassador Award from Dr. Deborah Ferber.

Dr. Deborah Ferber had this to say about Bob and his amazing contributions to CSUF Entrepreneurship:

Bob received this award for his amazing years of volunteer work for the CSUF Entrepreneurship Ambassador group. He has mentored students at the CSUF Startup Incubator and in consulting classes, judged events and helped to raise money to sustain the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Like Warren Buffet, he began his business career at nine years old on a newspaper route. His professional career spanned 40+ years in retail with national chain stores including Alpha Beta, Albertsons, Sav-On Drugs, and Longs Drug. He worked in various roles beginning as store manager. Over those 40 years, Bob held a variety of leadership positions. One of the most interesting roles was Senior VP of Marketing for the Intermountain Division of the holding company, American Stores. He operated 254 stores in 57 markets.

We are so thankful for all his contributions and volunteer efforts at the Center for Entrepreneurship. Bob is an example of how volunteer work can change lives and create a catalyst for the economy through entrepreneurship. He is my hero!

Bob Godlasky Accepting Award from Dr. Deborah Ferber

CSUF Entrepreneurship

We are dedicated to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs develop the skills that they need to compete locally and globally. The CSUF Entrepreneurship program does many things, including: consulting projects where students serve up fresh strategies to actual businesses, competitions for students from middle school to grad school, helping entrepreneurs go from concept to launch, frequent seminars and office hours for entrepreneurs and professionals, and much more. Interested in becoming a part of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community? Reach out to us at csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu for more information!

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We teach, coach and lead the principled, cross-disciplinary practice of entrepreneurship. We believe that, through determined practice, leadership and team work, our students, faculty, clients, volunteers and alums can systematically recombine the new and the old to forge new ventures, create an entrepreneurial culture, and dramatically benefit our community.

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