NJN President to Speak at Fairleigh Dickinson University Awards Ceremony
Christopherson to Discuss Civic Entrepreneurship
Madison, N.J. – April 21, 2008 – Elizabeth G. Christopherson, Executive Director of New Jersey Network (NJN) Public Television and Radio and President of the NJN Foundation for Public Broadcasting, Inc., will appear on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham on Wednesday, May 7, in Lenfell Hall, Hennessey Hall (Mansion).
Her lecture, “The Business of Civic Entrepreneurship: Purpose, Innovation and Partnership,” is part of the FDU’s 2008 Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public.
The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony for the winners of the NJ Student Collegiate Entrepreneur and FDU Innovation Challenge contests, sponsored by FDU’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies. Christopherson will speak at 7:15 p.m.
Elizabeth G. Christopherson has led NJN during an historic time for the broadcasting industry. Under her leadership NJN has diversified and increased financial resources, and garnered two national awards for innovation in the past five years.
Twice-elected member of the PBS Board, she served as the first Chair of the Diversity Task Force and is now Chair of the National Affinity Group Coalition (AGC) representing public broadcasting stations nationally.
Christopherson, as a dedicated volunteer, has helped organizations strengthen their communities and ensured that our children are prepared for success. For more than 20 years she has been an advocate for the arts in New Jersey, and served as chair of the State Arts Council.
Christopherson received the 2007 Women Who Make a Difference Award from the International Women’s Forum (IWF). She was heralded for her vision, commitment and contributions that have improved prospects for women throughout the world. The Lecture Series is made possible through a generous endowment by Richard M. Clarke, President of CE partners, LLC. He is past Chairman of Yankelovich Partners, Inc. and past CEO of Nash Engineering Company.
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards program attracts entrants from local entrepreneur organization chapters all over the United States. The regional winners are entered into a nationwide competition.
The FDU Innovation Challenge competition encourages individuals to generate ideas for products or services that are innovative. Undergrads and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff, were encouraged to submit their ideas.