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Kenneth R. Williams Leadership Award

The Kenneth R. Williams Leadership Award of $1,000 is presented annually to a selected graduating senior. The award is based on demonstrated leadership ability, without regard to financial need.

The recipient must be from among candidates who have completed their degree requirements in August 2001 or December 2001, or will have completed their degree requirements and graduate in May 2002. Anyone wishing to nominate a qualified student may pick up nomination forms in the office of each college dean, and the dean of student affairs office.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2002.Turn the forms in at SSB 226, office of the dean of students, on the Boca Raton Campus. For more information, call 561/297-3274.

Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition

If you have a dream of starting your own business or have other creative ideas that you’d like to explore than Robert Keltie, Assistant Director of the Adams Center in the College of Business wants you to contact him.

Prize money can be earned for creativity and winning business plans can receive up to $10,000 toward the venture. Plans are reviewed by a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

The Adams Center for IT Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital in FAU’s College of Business, in conjunction with Victory International Corp. and other companies in the FAU Research Park, will hold a business plan competition during the Spring Term, 2002. The competition recognizes and encourages the entrepreneurial spirit that has developed among the talented students, faculty, and alumni of Florida Atlantic University. All members of the FAU family are eligible to participate.

Although non-FAU participants are allowed, at least one currently-enrolled FAU student must have a significant ownership percentage of the participating company.

In addition, the Research Park Authority will award six months of free rent in the business incubator to the winning team and operating business advice will be available from the Adams Center staff as well as from the Enterprise Development Corporation staff on the Boca Raton campus of FAU.

The Adams Center can assist in completing a company team where legal, business, journalistic, or other skills are needed.

For more details, email Keltie at [email protected] or call him at 561/297-3177.