The Center for Entrepreneurship Studies (CES) complements the services
provided by state and local government and private agencies. We provide
students, faculty and local business owners with the opportunity to exchange
ideas, build entrepreneurial skills and engage in entrepreneurial activities.
- Enhance faculty and student research and scholarships
- Enhance the undergraduate and graduate programs at BSU
- Provide outreach activities that contribute to the local economy
- Support student engagement in community and global issues
- Stimulate interdisciplinary interactions among faculty, students,
librarians and staff
- Enhance the institution's visibility and identity
- Generate external financial support
Dr. Diana Jennings
Jennings, PhD, is Director of Regional Outreach and Administrative
Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship Studies at Bridgewater
State University. Her specialties include program and project
management especially in the sciences, academic, business, and
technical outreach, and higher education administration. She holds a
PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Our 2011 CES Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Norman Brust is the 2011
Entrepreneur-in- Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurship
Studies at Bridgewater State University. He has over thirty years of
successful management, marketing, engineering and manufacturing
experience with technology based companies. A recognized authority
on consultative, business-to-business sales and marketing, Mr Brust
is the founder and principal of NTB Associates, a sales and
marketing management consulting firm.
Mr. Brust has taught at Wentworth
Institute of Technology. He has conducted numerous workshops and
seminars for many organizations including the Rhode Island
Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Rhode Island Small Business
Development Center at Bryant University, the Massachusetts Small
Business Development Center at Clark University, the
Association of Small Business Development
Centers, the Southeastern Massachusetts Manufacturing
Partnership, Roger Williams University, and the Massachusetts Center
for Applied Technology.
Mr. Brust is an Emeritus Member and
Past Chair of the Executive Board of the Worcester Polytechnic
Institute Venture Forum. He is also an Advisory Board member of the
Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum at UMASS Dartmouth. Mr.
Brust holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Brown
University and a Master of Science degree in Electronic Engineering
from Northeastern University.
CES Advisory Board, consists of: CES Director(s); the Dean of the School of Business; representatives of distinguished entrepreneurs; members
of government and non-government agencies assisting entrepreneurs; heads of local Chambers of Commerce and community bankers.
This board assists the Director(s) and the Dean in decisions about the strategic direction of the Center. They also help publicize the Center and help with
ideas and contacts for the speaker series, conferences and sponsors. The board
also assists with decisions concerning programs enhancing the academic programs and research at BSU.
CES assists faculty and students in obtaining
internal and external grants to assist in your research as it relates to
CES Informational Presentation (PowerPoint). Call us today for more information.