Two School of Communications Faculty Named Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellows

School of Communications Dean Eric Rothenbuhler recently announced that associate professor Julia Griffey and assistant professor Chris Sagovac have been chosen as Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year.  They are among five Webster University faculty members selected as fellows.

As fellows, they will participate in workshops, attend a conference and receive support in developing entrepreneurship materials for their classes. They will also receive a small stipend. The fellowships will be funded by a Coleman Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program Grant.

The School of Communications is matching funds from the Coleman Foundation to increase the School's participation in the program.  In a note to faculty and staff, Eric Rothenbuhler said of the program, “We hope, and expect, to see it continue and grow in future years.”

Julia Griffey is an associate professor of interactive digital media. Chris Sagovac is an assistant professor of animation.

The Coleman Fellowship Program is a nationwide program designed to incorporate the concepts of entrepreneurship into courses outside of the business curriculum.

Read the Webster Today story about the fellowships here and about the grant here. Read more about the Coleman Foundation here.

The Webster University School of Communications prepares students in three academic departments to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communication. The School provides a hands-on approach to learning that is grounded in the University's liberal arts foundation and commitment to global education. Sixteen undergraduate degree programs, five graduate degree programs, 13 minors, and 14 certificates cover the wide array of communication specialties. They are taught by faculty who are theorists, artists, and practitioners. Students work with professional-grade media equipment, take courses at Webster's U.S., European and Asian campuses, participate in robust field experiences and internships, and, along with faculty and alumni, are frequently recognized for their academic and professional accomplishments.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit US-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military, online and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.