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News Release: New Entrepreneur-in-Residence at McDaniel College

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February 23, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 23, 2018

Contact: Cheryl Knauer
410-857-2294
cknauer@mcdaniel.edu

 

McDANIEL COLLEGE SELECTS JONATHAN C. WEETMAN AS ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE

In this role, he provides instruction and business strategy advice to students in the college’s The Encompass Distinction program in innovation and entrepreneurship

Weetman of Westminster, Md., is an attorney and serves as a business counselor with The Entrepreneur Store 

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Jonathan C. Weetman has been tapped as the entrepreneur-in-residence at McDaniel College. 

As entrepreneur-in-residence at McDaniel, Weetman provides instruction and business strategy advice to students in the college’s The Encompass Distinction program in innovation and entrepreneurship. 

In this role, he also assists students who are interested in competing in McDaniel’s annual Innovation Challenge, where students present their entrepreneurial ideas and products to a panel of experts for the opportunity to win a $10,000 top prize ($3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place). [The Innovation Challenge takes place Monday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., in Decker Center Forum at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. More information: https://ceo.mcdaniel.edu/innovationchallenge18

An attorney and business counselor with The Entrepreneur Store, Weetman of Westminster, Md., was formerly the director of entrepreneurship and workforce development for the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. He also worked to improve workforce development as the head of the Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center. He has held leadership positions with international manufacturers, as well as has run his own consulting company and law firm. 

The Encompass Distinction, which is open to students in any major at McDaniel, combines courses, off-campus learning experiences and mentorship by entrepreneurial alumni of the college, allowing students to gain broad-ranging skill sets required for enterprise management. The Encompass Distinction also includes entrepreneurship and marketing minors. The program is made possible with the support of 1968 alumnus Dennis Sisco and Alexine Lesko through The Sisco Fund for Enterprise Management.

Visit www.mcdaniel.edu/encompassdistinction for more information about The Encompass Distinction. 

For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.  

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McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus more than 20 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. www.mcdaniel.edu