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Entrepreneurship Program Faculty + Staff

Yvonne J. English

Yvonne J. English

Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation and Assistant Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship

Courses:

  • ENTR 102: Technology for Entrepreneurs
  • ENTR 104: Life Design Studio
  • ENTR 201: Lean LaunchPad (LLP)
  • ENTR 309: E-Commerce
  • ENTR 317: Startup Founder’s Dilemmas
  • ENTR 409: Digital Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 468: Innovation for Impact
  • ENTR 470: VentureLab (Independent Research)
  • ENTR 480: Internship in Entrepreneurship

For Professor Yvonne English’s full bio, please see www.yvonneenglish.com.

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Assistant Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation; Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship

Courses:

  • ENTR 303 Law for the Entrepreneur
  • ENTR 306 Ethics for the Entrepreneur
  • ENTR 312 Managing a Growing Enterprise
  • ENTR 319 Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • ENTR 423 Family Business Management
  • ENTR 430 Entrepreneurial Finance / Venture Capital
  • ENTR 466 Business Planning
  • ENTR 467 Corporate Innovation
Lynn Stillwaggon

Lynn Stillwaggon

Program Manager, Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation

Since 2008, Ms. Stillwaggon has served in this role by developing and managing programs and projects that help promote entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation for the students of Grove City College. Her favorite part of the job is developing and fostering strong relationships with students and colleagues. Lynn also serves as Assistant to the Program Director of The Business Program. She holds a B.A. in German (Grove City College) and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership (Geneva College). A proud sister of Alpha Beta Tau, she now serves as their Sorority Advisor. She is a member and past officer of P.E.O. Chapter AY, Deacon at East Main Church, and a past board member for the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Prior to working for the College, Lynn worked at home for 20 years raising her three children and tries to spend as much time as possible with them and her two grandchildren. She loves to read, sew, cook, and garden. She’s a music and movie history buff. Go ahead…try to stump her. She welcomes the challenge, and you’ll both have a laugh!

Ariella M. Carter

Ariella M. Carter

Marketing Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation

 

Ariella graduated from Grove City College in 2018 with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship. She works part-time remotely for E+I, heading up the marketing efforts for the Center, designing materials, overall brand management, website management and social media. Ariella lives in California, just outside Yosemite and serves as the Marketing Director for Summit Adventure, a non-profit outdoor education ministry. She is currently working on her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Liberty University Online. In her free time, Ariella loves exploring the outdoors, rock climbing, hiking and practicing photography and videography.

Logan Hammerschmitt

Logan Hammerschmitt

Outreach Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation

 

Logan Hammerschmitt is a 2016 grad of Grove City College with a degree in Entrepreneurship. He serves remotely as E+I’s Outreach Coordinator, providing support and planning for E+I events, Alumni relations and other projects. After graduation Logan participated in the Pittsburgh Fellows program, and worked for three and a half years at Neptune Holdings, parent company to Viqtory, STEM Jobs, and Redcell Talent. Logan has spent the majority of his professional career in fast paced, startup environments, and thrives off the opportunity to create and ideate. When he’s not brainstorming his next big idea, Logan enjoys spending time with his wife, Anna, and their cat, Mia. An avid photographer, Logan has travelled many places in search of the perfect landscape to capture

E+I Student Employees

Tessa Falcetta

E+I Photographer

Tessa Falcetta is a junior Entrepreneurship major from Grove City, Pennsylvania. She enjoys playing music, swing and ballroom dancing, and photography. When it comes to work, she loves administrative, back-office work. Anything detail driven or organizational is where she thrives. She enjoys SEO and Digital Marketing and hopes to use the skills that she has learned in them after college.

Stephanie Bonefield

E+I Writer

Stephanie Bonifield is from Pittsburgh, PA. She’s a communication studies major with an interest in film and writing. After college, she intends to pursue a career in the writing and publishing industry. Stephanie is passionate about the positive power of storytelling, on the screen and page alike, and she hopes to put this passionate to work inspiring others with her writing. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys fencing, painting, playing guitar, and watching more movies than she has time for.

Shaylin Duren

E+I Alumni Ambassdor

Shaylin (Shay) Duren grew up in the central valley of California. After taking a gap year to travel, she decided that she wanted to major in entrepreneurship to learn more about how people in business can alter society through creativity and teamwork. Shaylin is passionate about doing things well, championing others, and having fun. Her five favorite things about life include sunshine, warmth, butterflies, really terrible singing, and mornings.

Lydia Young

E+I High School Program Assistant

Lydia Young is a Sophomore from West Chicago, Illinois. At Grove City College she is studying Biblical and Religious Studies and Entrepreneurship. She has a passion for people and the gospel and is hoping to be an international missionary after graduation. In her free time she enjoys exploring new coffee shops, dancing, and watching NASCAR with her family.

Katheryn Frazier

E+I Writer

Katheryn Frazier is a current Junior from Titusville, PA majoring in Communication and Visual Arts, with minors in music and general business. She hopes to pursue a career that integrates communication and business in the possible fields of customer service, human resources, marketing, etc. On campus she is involved in two choirs, The Committee of the Arts, Pew Fine Art’s hospitality group, the campus newspaper and works at the college library. In her free time, she finds herself reading literature and playing musical instruments.

Jael Compton

E+I High School Program Assistant

Jael Compton is a member of the class of 2022 from Newport, PA, a small town an hour outside of Harrisburg. She is an entrepreneurship major and has a special interest in family business. Jael is also a YoungLife leader on campus and is on Sharon Wyldlife. As a Wyldlife leader, she has the privilege to reach out to middle school girls in the city of Sharon and “earn the right” to share the gospel with them. She also loves backpacking, volleyball, the outdoors, and spending time with her nine siblings and nineteen nieces and nephews!

Heather Hondel

E+I High School Program Assistant

Heather Hondel is a junior entrepreneurship major from Oil City, PA. She has been an intern at the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce for the past two years. This experience has allowed her to apply what she has been learning about entrepreneurship in a hands-on way. She hopes to one day apply this knowledge and skillset in order to startup her own performing arts center. Heather has been dancing for seventeen years, participating in musicals since third grade, creating choreography since seventh grade, and has been the choreographer for five musicals. On campus, in addition to working in the Alumni Calling Center, Heather enjoys playing tuba in the marching band, being the publicity officer for the Swing Dance Club, and participating in business competitions.

Fisher Koons

E+I Alumni Ambassador

Fisher Koons is from Dallas, TX and is majoring in Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about serving the special needs community and after college, plans to create redemptive, innovative solutions to assist those with disabilities. On any given Saturday, you can find him making music, traveling to new places, or playing ultimate frisbee.

Patty J. Nickoloff

E+I High School Program Assistant

Patty Jo is a Junior from Pittsburgh, PA. She is a double-major studying Communication Studies and Entrepreneurship. At the college she participates in Orientation Board, The Alpha Beta Tau Sorority, The Newman Club, and Intramural Sport. For the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation Patty Jo works as an Event and Program Assistant. After graduation she hopes to work within an organization using Ideation and Innovation to streamline communication, stimulate productivity, and establish long-lasting and impactful legacies. Patty Jo’s ultimate goal is to use her career to make positive impact in the lives of others.

Cameron Suorsa

E+I Photographer

Cameron Suorsa is an entrepreneurship major at Grove City College who grew up in the neighboring town of Slippery Rock. He is passionate about photography, leadership, innovation and serving his community. Involved in multiple organizations, he is the President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (C.E.O) at GCC and is part of the Collegian, Rotaract, Glee Club and 4-H.

Aby Griffith

E+I High School Program Assistant

Aby Griffith is from Toledo, Ohio. She is studying entrepreneurship with a minor in social innovation. She hopes to use the skills she learns in these studies to change the world through commercial businesses with social impact. She has a passion for helping to restore the dignity of the human person when they find themselves in situations that make their lives seem “lesser.” In her free time, she enjoys filmmaking and laughing with friends.

Department of Entrepreneurship Faculty

Timothy J. Sweet

Timothy J. Sweet

Department Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship

Courses:

  • ENTR 101: Entrepreneurial Mind
  • ENTR 302: Sales in the Startup
  • ENTR 307: Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 314: Entrepreneurship and the Mission of the Church
  • BUSA/ENTR 328: Internet Content Marketing
  • BUSA/ENTR 330: Search Engine Optimization
  • BUSA/ENTR 408: Social Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • ENTR 430: Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
  • ENTR 460: Independent Study
  • ENTR 470: Independent Research
  • ENTR 480: Internship in Entrepreneurship
Cedric Lewis

Cedric Lewis

Guest Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Courses:

  • BUSA 303: Business Law
  • BUSA/ENTR/MUSI 326: Introduction to the Business of Music
  • BUSA/ENTR/MUSI 426: Introduction to Music Marketing

Professor Cedric Lewis owns the Unashamed Clothing Co and serves as the co-owner of Veritas Rebellion Records.

Kyle English

Kyle English

Guest Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Courses:

  • ENTR 307: Social Entrepreneurship
  • BUSA/ENTR 408: Social Entrepreneurship Practicum

Professor Kyle English is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH.