updated: 5/7/2003 8:11:56 AM
(INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA)...Governor Bob Orr, who held the state's highest office from 1980-1988, was known for his emphasis on increasing entrepreneurial opportunities in Indiana. As a response to this phenomenon, a group of executive leaders representing entrepreneurial companies throughout the state formed the Governor Bob Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship.
Now welcoming the second year of recipients, these two-year placements offer
an entry-level job and leadership training including monthly meetings with
some of Indiana's top entrepreneurs and business leaders.
In addition, Orr Fellows attend entrepreneurial events and symposiums throughout the state and engage themselves in social and community service-related activities. Throughout these activities and experiences, the Governor Bob Orr Fellowship hopes to retain Indiana's top graduate talent, and aid in the development of Indiana's economy.
"The interest in the fellowship awards has been overwhelming," says Bill Oesterle, Fellowship Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Angie's List. "It is encouraging as our efforts are designed to fight 'brain drain' by keeping the brightest students in the state."
This year's placements are as follows:
Patrick Dunnigan, Notre Dame University - 1st Books Patrick earned a spot on the Dean's List every semester throughout his college career. He also studied abroad at the Institut des Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
W. Jordan Linville, Notre Dame University - Angie's List Jordan studied abroad in Rome for a semester. Jordan also served as Freshman Class President and as part of the Student International Council while collecting a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
Marci Fenneman, Butler University - Brightpoint, Inc. Marci spent summers learning the e-marketing field working for ExactTarget and VECTREN Source. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.
Jason Russell, Butler University - Angie's List Jason earned a spot on the Dean's List along with being named Butler University's Outstanding Freshman of the Year and being given a place on The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Jason also received the distinction of Most Outstanding Student in Economics. Jason worked in the banking industry while in school, gaining experience with Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and National City Bank. He is an Economics Major.
Alison Sales, DePauw University - Exact Target Allison learned about the advertising industry through her internships with Montgomery, Zuckerman, Davis Advertising Agency in Indianapolis and Foote, Cone, Belding Advertising in Chicago. Alison was a member of the Management Fellows Honors Program at DePauw where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and Economics.
Michael Vasey, DePauw University - ReMember Data Michael was honored as a Holton Scholar, an exclusive merit scholarship based on academics, leadership, service, and values as well as earning a place on the Dean's, National Dean's List and the Management Fellow Honors Program. He also taught Saxophone lessons to students while in school. He is a Music Business Major with a Minor in Economics and Management.
Bridget Maguire, Indiana University - 1st Internet Bank Bridget has learned about our Circle City through her work with AdVentures in Hospitality and Marketing and the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. She has also maintained a spot on the Indiana University Dean's List. Bridget has also participated in a dance marathon to raise money for Riley Children's Hospital and has been a pianist since age 5. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications.
For more information, please contact Bill Oesterle at 317-803-3973 or firstname.lastname@example.org.