Ancell School of Business - News & Events

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Great Press on The Entrepreneurship Arc. Click on this link to find out more.








~Save the Date - Ancell Day 2013!~

Thursday, September 12th

11:30 am to 2:30 pm

South Plaza, between the dorms and the campus center.

Free Barbecue*! Free raffle! Free Games!

*Non-meal plan members sponsored by Ancell School of Business, meal plan members will scan their id cards.

Find out about Ancell School of Business clubs, activities, and opportunities, meet fellow students, and learn about what Westside campus has to offer.


Ancell Mentor Program

Ancell School is looking for a few good students! Join us for a special opportunity to create a mentor/mentee relationship with an established graduate of the Ancell School. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the business world and to network with professionals. MBA students are welcome.

Do you have 45 credits towards graduation? Are you a highly motivated student? Are you serious about your personal and professional development? Are you willing to learn?

Click here to visit our webpage to learn more or to register for the program, or you can email with your questions.


What Michael Carpanzo did Over the Summer

Michael Carpanzo followed up his state-wide and national entrepreneurial victories by placing his nu-plug product on In only 30 days, he raised $75,000 towards production of his product which will begin in the fall. Congratulations to Michael!

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Connor Nolan Takes Top Prize in Your Big Idea!

 Connor Nolan is the winner of the Marketing Club’s Your Big Idea! contest. Your Big Idea! is a competition about creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship sponsored by Mr. Bill Imada, Chairman and CCO of IW Group, Inc.  The prize of $500 for “Your Big Idea” was funded by Mr. Imada’s generous grant to the Marketing Club.  Based on the outcomes of this event, the club plans to run two similar events each year. 

What's Your Big Idea?


Ancell Student, Michael Carpanzano Wins

National Competition

Ancell student, Michael Carpanzano has won another honor.  After winning the state competition last semester, he competed and won the Giants Entrepreneurship Challenge contest in Grand Forks, South Dakota last week.  This is a national competition where the finals included two US Air Force Academy teams, the University of Minnesota at Morehead, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Austin.  He won $5000. 



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