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Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Opening Ceremony
Built by Entrepreneurs for Future Entrepreneurs

Jubilee Hall Atrium
11 a.m. with

Mayor Cory Booker
Cory Booker
The Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ

Mayor Booker took the oath of office to lead New Jersey's largest city in July 2006, following a sweeping electoral victory. He is only the third person to govern the city since 1970. He has received much acclaim, including being named one of the nations “best and brightest” by Esquire magazine.

James A. Kocsi.
James Kocsi SBA

James A. Kocsi, NJ District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Kocsi is responsible for directing the SBA's efforts to assist the 779,000 small businesses in New Jersey with the agency's financial and business development programs. Under his leadership, this office has consistently provided record levels of support to New Jersey's small business owners. 


Second Annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Lecture
Innovation Gets Better in Tough Times

Science and Technology Amphitheater
7:30 p.m.

Keith Brownlie
keith brownlie
Keith Brownlie, Partner

Ernst & Young LLP, Iselin, NJ: Director of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program, New Jersey and Area Leader for the Life Science Practice.


Sol J. Barer, PH.D.
Sol Barer
Sol J. Barer, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO

Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ: One of the largest biotechnology companies in the world, Celgene employs 2,200 globally and boasts over $2 billion in revenues. Ernst & Young's NJ Entrepreneur of the Year program awarded Barer its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.


Vito DiGiovanni.
Vito DiGiovanni
Vito DiGiovanni '84, Co-Founder and CEO

Fleetwash, Inc., Fairfield, NJ: With $88 million in revenues, Fleetwash is the industry leader in the $1 billion commercial truck-washing services industry. DiGiovanni started Fleetwash in 1973, with a fraternity brother, when he was a Stillman School accounting student. DiGiovanni is a 1996 recipient of the Ernst & Young NJ Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Patrick C. Dunican Jr.

Patrick C. Dunican Jr. '91, Chairman and Managing Director

Gibbons, Newark, NJ: Gibbons is a top law firm in the region and is ranked among the nation's top 200 law firms. The firm provides transactional, litigation and counseling services to leading businesses nationwide. Dunican is an alumnus of the Law School and is a 2007 recipient of the Ernst & Young NJ Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

All members of the University Community are welcome.

For more information please contact:
Susan Scherreik


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