I don’t need to tell you that a lot happened during the spring semester at CSUF, we all lived it one way or another. What I do want to tell you about is how our students responded. Without exception, they adjusted and made the most out of the new world we are living in at the moment.

And some of our students did more than adjust; they excelled!

Students like Christopher Ruiz who is a first generation college student majoring in entrepreneurship. He received the Conrey Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers Entrepreneurial Scholarship due in large part to his leadership at his fraternity and his plans for creating an event company in Washington.

Daniel Taylor, a Guardian Scholarship recipient, is another such student who has overcome much and continues to strive for his entrepreneurial dream. Or Crystal Millan, who received the Purpura Family Entrepreneurial Scholarship and has plans to launch a fashion line for women who wear modest clothing for religious beliefs or personal style.

In total, CSUF Entrepreneurship awarded nearly $12,000 in scholarships and awards to students during the 2019-20 school year. A huge thanks to Conrey Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers, the Purpura family, Thrive Financial and Bookkeeping Services, the Patel Family, and Human Automation for sponsoring scholarships that were awarded to Christopher Ruiz, Lino Vaccher, Crystal Millan, Abraham Rios, Joshua Worrel, Jessica Lambert, and Joseph Widly! And thank you to Union Bank, the Dan Black Family Foundation, Royal Business Bank, KDI Partners, California Community Colleges, Nui Foods, and the Arora family for sponsoring scholarships for Titan Fast Pitch finalists Zarina Bahadur, Bryan Ruef, Maryam Edah-Tal, Jeffrey Mak, and Aryan Gharada!

Sincerely,

John Bradley Jackson

Director, Professor

Center for Entrepreneurship | CSUF Consulting | CSUF Startup Incubator

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! CSUF Entrepreneurship depends on the support of the community, please go here to donate.

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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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