Entrepreneurship Program Ranked by Leading Business Publication

In its April issue, "Entrepreneur" magazine identified the Foster College of Business Administration's entrepreneurship program among the best of those with a limited entrepreneurship curriculum. Over 700 entrepreneurship programs were researched and evaluated from September to December 2002 by TechKnowledge Point Corp., a research and referral exchange in Santa Barbara, California. The final rankings are based on more than 30 criteria, including course offerings, teaching, and business-community outreach.

Within each of the program categories: Comprehensive, Entrepreneurial Emphasis, and Limited Curriculum, schools are ranked in one of four tiers. Among the 75 colleges with Limited Curriculum programs, Bradley is included in the top tier.

"It is gratifying to be ranked in the top tier of Limited Curriculum programs," said Dr. Fred Fry, Professor of Business Administration and Management. "This tells us that we are already being recognized for our efforts. It also sets a baseline from which we can increase our recognition as we continue to grow our academic program. In the next few months, we will be working to improve our offerings as well as increasing the visibility of the program."


Jennie Hale Celebrates 20 Years at Bradley!

Jennie Hale, Secretary for the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship, celebrated her 20th year at Bradley University in 2002. As 2003 begins, we would all like to extend our thanks and appreciation for her efforts!

Jennie moved to Peoria from Tiskilwa, Illinois in 1978 to attend Midstate College. She worked at the Creve Couer Club in order to put herself through college and graduated with an Associates Degree in 1981. In 1982, Jennie joined the Bradley University community when she was hired as the Senior Secretary in the Department of Manufacturing Technology and Manufacturing Engineering in Morgan Hall. For the past ten years, she has been working in Jobst Hall with Bradley's business outreach centers which are a part of the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship.