EA Members Judge ER 201 Competition

Big shout out to EA members Mark Hauserman, Nancy Leizman,Richard "Dick" Starr, Matt Hoover, Donald Greenberg, and JackRicchiuto for judging John Carroll University's ER 201 Competition. Our EA memberslistened and judged diverse pitches on a variety of student created products.After great discussion, the judges chose 3 winning teams, one from each of therooms students presented in. The judges gave great insights and comments tothese budding entrepreneurship students. Thank you again to Mark, Nancy,Richard, Matt, Don, and Jack for coming down and judging our ER 201competition! If interested in getting involved or judging other JCUentrepreneurship course competitions next semester, please speak to Tom Bonda.

EA Members Judge ER 301 Product Development Competition

Shout out to EA members Gary Fitzpatrick, Greg Gens, Jeff Woods, and Jill Bernaciak for judging John Carroll University's ER 301 Product Development Competition. Our EA members listened  and judged 4 diverse pitches on student created products. After much deliberation, the judges chose an app that easily and legally helps userspurchase medical marijuana. Though only one team won, all the students gainedgreat insight from the judges' comments. Thank you again to Gary, Greg, Jeff,and Jill for taking the time to judge our ER 301 competition! If interested ingetting involved or judging other JCU entrepreneurship course competitions, please speak to Tom Bonda. 

John Carroll University has earned the #4 spot in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings, among Best Regional Universities in the Midwest.  

John Carroll was the top-ranked institution in the state of Ohio in the Midwest category. The 2019 ranking marks a milestone for the University, as this is the 30th consecutive year that John Carroll University has been recognized in the top 10 in the Midwest.

Additionally, John Carroll University was recognized in the following categories:

  •  #3 regionally in Best for Veterans, up from #5

  • #8 regionally in Best Value

  • #8 regionally in Most Innovative Schools

  • #172 nationally for Undergraduate Business, up from #183.

“We are thrilled to move up two spots in our region, and to once again be considered as a top regional university for the 30th consecutive year,” says Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D., newly installed president of John Carroll University. “Our faculty and staff work tirelessly to support our students on their path to becoming inspired leaders, who act competently in a global and diverse world.”

John Carroll has been consistently recognized for providing strong value to students, with increased investment in distinctive programs in the last year, including the launch of the John M. and Mary Jo Boler College of Business. The University is also committed to making college affordable for veterans and active-duty service members.

Boler College of Business Ranks #1 Nationally in Preparing Students for Jobs

Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” Employer Survey ranks John Carroll University’s John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business #1 in the nation. The Boler College is ranked #30 overall in the country. Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed nearly 30,000 students and recruiters at almost 600 companies. The employer survey measures recruiter opinions on how well undergraduate programs prepare students for careers at their companies.

“This ranking is great news, highlighting that employers view our graduates as exceptional,” said Alan Miciak, Ph.D., dean of the Boler College of Business at John Carroll. “It demonstrates that our outstanding faculty support and curriculum, combined with business partnerships and internships, prepare John Carroll graduates to compete, lead, and succeed throughout the U.S.”

One way the Boler College prepares its students to succeed after graduation is through the exclusive Professional Development Program, a four-year program dedicated to providing students with step-by-step career-building experiences.

A full list of the rankings and methodology can be found on the Bloomberg Businessweek website.

Program Committee Announces Theme for the 2018-2019 year and the First Three Events

After a very successful 2017/2018 programming schedule featuring Operational Excellence as the theme, the programming committee announced that the theme for 2018/2019 will be Innovation.  Rob Felber and Andrew Conners, co-chairs of the committee, felt that innovation is something that is very relevant to every EA member to sustain growth for the long term.


The committee also announced that Jeffrey Stamp, founder and chief storyteller at Bold Thinking, LLC, will be the speaker for the opening dinner on October 1st.  Dr. Jeffrey Stamp has over 25 years of world-wide experience in bringing out the creative best in business professionals and university students. You will recognize Dr. Stamp by the products he has created while in corporate life. He was the inventor, creator, and section manager of “Baked Lays”, for PepsiCo’s snack division, Frito-Lay, which achieved $230 million in first-year sales and was named by Ernst and Young as the top brand introduction in the 90’s for the food sector. 


The committee also announced that Laura Sheridan will be the featured speaker at the October 30th breakfast meeting.  Laura is president of Viva La Brand, a consulting resource for passionate business leaders who want to more effectively use their marketing efforts to catapult sales and maximize profitability.  Laura has also served as Director of Advertising and Creative Director for Progressive Insurance and Advertising Manager for Polaroid.


The EA Holiday Party will be held on December 5th in the atrium of the Dolan Science Center on the campus of John Carroll University.


Watch for more exciting announcements about our 2018/2019 program schedule.

The Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship Announces Cat Stover as Assistant Director


The Edwin M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship, the hub for everything Entrepreneurial at John Carroll University, has added Cat Stover to its staff as it continues to grow to better serve the university and the community.


Doan Winkel, Director of the Muldoon Center and the Kahl Chair in Entrepreneurship, announced that Cat is be joining the Muldoon Center from her current position as administrating assistant in the Econ/Finance department at JCU.  Doan said, “Cat brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team and we are very excited that she is joining the Muldoon Center.”  Cat has an MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems and previously worked for Accenture/Anderson Consulting for 10 years.


Cat joins the Muldoon team of Doan, Kahl Chair and Director of the Muldoon Center, Jackie Schmidt, Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship programs & Director of the Entrepreneurship Minor and Tom Bonda, Director of the EA & Program Manager of LaunchNET.

New Muldoon Center Entrepreneurship Team GA

We would like to welcome Roslyn Ng as the newest member of the Muldoon Center's 
Entrepreneurship Team. Roslyn will be taking over Jess Stewart's GA responsibilities. Graduating
with a BA in Accounting and Marketing in 2018, Roslyn joins us from Ursuline College, 
where she was a collegiate tennis athlete. Please join me in welcoming Roslyn Ng to our team!