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Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship
The J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary center intended to help students from across campus learn how to turn their creative ideas into successful business ventures. The Connolly Center is named in recognition of the generosity and support of Leigh and Larry Connolly '79. Connolly is the former CEO of Connolly Inc., a recovery audit accounting and consulting firm. The couple gave $2.5 million to the university in 2013 to establish the center.
A liberal arts university is the ideal setting in which to foster entrepreneurship. Students are immersed in a course of study that emphasizes analytical thinking, qualitative and quantitative reasoning, creativity and innovation. The Connolly Center provides them with the necessary tools to develop business plans that are both executable and fundable, and an extremely supportive faculty and alumni community helps shepherd students' ventures from concept to business plan to launch and beyond.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Registration is now open for Washington and Lee University's 2015 Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by the Williams School's Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship. The Summit will take place...
Friday, May 15, 2015
J. Lawrence Connolly, of Atlanta, the former CEO of Connolly Inc., a recovery audit accounting and consulting firm, joined the Washington and Lee Board of Trustees on May 15, at its spring meeting,...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Washington and Lee University's Business Plan Competition will take place this Saturday, April 11, in the Hillel House multipurpose room. Breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m., with presentations...
Friday, March 20, 2015
Jerry Greenfield, of Ben and Jerry's ice cream fame, will speak at Washington and Lee University on March 23 at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall. The event, sponsored by Contact, is co-sponsored by the J....
Monday, March 16, 2015
Washington and Lee alumna Carol Dannelly O'Kelley '91 was recently named chief executive officer of Salesfusion, a cloud-based marketing automation vendor that works in conjunction with...