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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire Recognizes Graduates
Of Its Entrepreneur Program
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MAILED: May 24, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Students who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Entrepreneur Program during 1998-99 were honored at a banquet earlier this month.
Program graduates are: Chad Ace, a management major from Cable; Damian Damato, a management major from Cedarburg; David Danowski, a management major from Brookfield; Daniel Drescher, a management major from Eau Claire; Rebecca Ellis, a management major from Chippewa Falls; James Hanson, a management major from Madison; Michael Hanson, a management major from Madison; Matthew Jansen, a management major from Brown Deer; Jonathan Koehler, a management major from DePere; Steven Mathison, a management major from Beaver Dam; Jennifer Meese, a management major from Wauwatosa; Kenneth Schroeder, a marketing and management major from Eau Claire; Edward Stanek, a management major from Middleton; Ben Vandehey, a management major from Augusta; Richard Watkins, a management major from Eau Claire; and Kevin Weier, a management major from Janesville.
William Cigan of Cigan Properties in Eau Claire and Jack Kaiser of Banbury Place in Eau Claire received 1999 Outstanding Chippewa Valley Entrepreneur Awards.
Kevin Weier, Janesville, received the 1999 Outstanding Business Plan Award. Weier's company, Tru-Tracker Technologies Inc., is developing and marketing an electronic tracking device to help bow hunters to track an animal once it has been shot. Jonathan Koehler, Green Bay, was honored as the 1999 Outstanding Entrepreneur Student.
The UW-Eau Claire College of Business Entrepreneur Program was endowed in 1995 with the creation of the Dennis L. Heyde Chair of Entrepreneur. The chair, established by Dennis and Carol Heyde of Chippewa Falls, was the university's first endowed chair. The $1.5 million endowment fund supports the development of the program and other program initiatives.
The program provides unusual learning experiences for senior business students who aspire to start their own business, manage a family business or work in growth-oriented organizations.
For more information about the program, call the program director Dr. Ronald Decker at (715) 836-2090 or the program executive-in-residence James Pathos at (715) 836-5829.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: May 24, 1999