Turner School director Dr. Bill McDowell and managing director Ken Klotz received honors at the Small Business Institute’s annual conference. McDowell was named an SBI Fellow and Klotz won the conference’s best practices honor.

McDowell became the youngest to be named an SBI Fellow for career contributions to the institute. He has served all roles on the board, including president.

Klotz won the conference best practices competition with a presentation on Bradley’s convergence projects. These projects bring together senior business and engineering students for yearlong experiences developing products for businesses.

Bradley students also received honors in the national student project competition. A team from Dr. Larry Weinzimmer’s senior capstone class took third place with for their business consulting project for Washington (Ill.) State Bank.

The SBI is a nonprofit organization that provides professional development for entrepreneurship-focused faculty at colleges around the world.