October 22, 2012- Tampa, Fla- The University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business students, faculty and professionals gathered in The Vaughn Center to here from local business leaders, father and son duo, John and Chuck Sykes of Sykes Enterprises.
The event was oversold in attendance at The University to include, President Vaughn, The Dean of the College of Business – Dr. Frank Ghannadian, Tampa business leaders and an enormous surplus of College of Business Students. The president of UT Entrepreneurs – James Zebrowski and Vice President of Member Services – Fedora Belizaire introduced Mr. John & Chuck Sykes. UT Student Tyler Martinasek created a video that highlighted the College of Business through the eyes of the students. John & Chuck were presented with appreciative items from the Center and the students of the College of Business.
“It was important for us to seize the opportunity to forever thank the Sykes family for what they do, and the opportunities they have provided to us as students and The University as a whole; I am blessed to have been an intricate part of the experience.” – James Zebrowski, President of UT Entrepreneurs. The director of the Entrepreneurship Center – Dr. Rebecca White was thrilled – “I am so thankful that John & Chuck were able to speak at our Fall Main Street Speaker Series. They provided inspiration, experience and valuable feedback to all the students, it truly was incredible.”
For more information on the Main Street Speakers series, as well as a schedule of upcoming speakers, please visit: http://www.ut.edu/entrepreneurcenter/mainstreetspeakerseries/
About University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center: The University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business teaches skills that are critical for today’s entrepreneur. Learning to identify opportunities, prepare executable business plans, and hone skills through a combination of classroom study and applied learning, makes our program unique. Students will have the opportunity to engage and learn from the center’s strategic partners such as The Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management and The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research Center through unique programs and competitions. With more than 150 UT students enrolled in the program, entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing fields of study both on campus and in the United States, with entrepreneurs projected to be the group that creates vigorous and sustained economic development, worldwide.