Business is a world of innovation and impact, and in the College of Business, we embrace the challenge to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday. That's why we've revamped our annual magazine with a new look and feel. In this issue of Venture Magazine, we've focused on the work being done by the College to create globally competitive business leaders. We provide a solid foundation that prepares students for a knowledge-based global economy. Our students, faculty and alumni are ready to address some of the most important issues of our time using skills and knowledge acquired in our programs.
I was delighted when Eren Ozmen, a University alumna who earned her MBA in 1984, agreed to be featured. Her continued commitment and passion for the University echoes throughout the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship, the cornerstone of the College's entrepreneurship education. Eren's story and her tenacity are inspiring - showing us that not even the sky is the limit.
Entrepreneurs are creating jobs and growing the Nevada economy. Now is an important time in our state. We are witnessing economic growth and change unlike any seen before. Much of this growth is attributed to small businesses. With help from the Made in Nevada program in the College's Nevada Small Business Development Center, local entrepreneurs are provided with the tools they need to make their business ideas a reality.
Our students continue to fuel our passion for the work that we do. In this issue, you'll meet five seniors who have inspired us through their achievements in academics, community engagement, global perspective, leadership and service. The faculty featured research better systems for Nevada's vital industry sectors, including agriculture, technology, gaming, financial services and transportation. They are educating leaders state-wide on relevant economic issues.
As the College of Business for this great land-grant University, we have a strong commitment to the Nevada business community. This is our home, and we couldn't be more Nevada Proud.
Gregory C. Mosier
Dean, The College of Business