World Entrepreneurship Day

Madison, N.J. (April 13, 2009) – Friday, April 17 has been set-aside as “World Entrepreneurship Day” by students at MIT and Fairleigh Dickinson has officially signed on as a partner. The day has been set aside to remind the world that entrepreneurs will lead us back into prosperity and growth through innovation and job creation.

To show FDU’s enthusiasm, a group of students painted the kidney stone outside the student center at the College of Florham with the names of some entrepreneurs and their innovations. Assisting with the painting of the stone were students from Dr. Ethne Swartz’s undergraduate business planning class including Bryan Daubert, Samantha Gaven, Anthony Staropoli, Karen Giardina and MBA student Sara Hassan.

Many students who participated in the painting celebration are students from the newly formed Graduate Business Club (GBC). Created by transforming the current Graduate Marketing Club (GMC), the proposal for the GBC was recently approved by FDU’s administration. GMC leaders Sarah Calle, president, and Kevin Wisch, vice president, graduate in May with their MBA’s and pass the torch to Justin Santa Cruz, who now serves as president of the newly formed GBC.  

According to Calle, the GMC’s success was noticed by MBA students who were looking to network but who were not marketing majors. After careful thought, the decision was made to transform the club into a unified club for all business majors, the GBC.  

For information about the GBC and how you can get involved in future events such as World Entrepreneurship Day, please contact Justin Santa-Cruz, President at or Professor Ethne Swartz at

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