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COBE Launches New Course and Entrepreneur Connect Speaker Series

The College of Business and Economics is pleased to welcome its newest adjunct faculty member: Micron Technology co-founder Joe Parkinson. Parkinson will use his experience as founder, CEO, entrepreneur, legal scholar and high school teacher and coach to create a new class in the College of Business and Economics titled “Being CEO of Your Own High Tech Business.” The class, ENTREP 497, will be offered in spring 2019.

In a meeting to discuss the course, Parkinson was introduced to new COBE Interim Dean, Mark Bannister. Bannister, like Parkinson, shares a passion for entrepreneurship and suggested a speaker series focused on successful entrepreneurs, with Joe and his twin brother, Ward, as inaugural speakers. The lecture would pique the interest of students for the new spring semester course and give students, faculty and the community an inside look at one of Boise’s largest success stories.

“What an excellent starting line-up,” says, Bannister. “I am thrilled with Joe’s course and the creation of the speaker series: Entrepreneur Connect. Entrepreneurship is one of my passions. I couldn’t be more pleased to have two of Idaho’s most successful and internationally known entrepreneurs kicking off our series. Entrepreneur Connect will be a useful experience for entrepreneurs and students alike.”

The inaugural speaker series event, Starting Micron: Founders Ward Parkinson and Joe Parkinson Share Their Story,  is Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00-4:15 p.m. in the Skaggs Hall of Learning, MBEB 1301.

Learn more about the Entrepreneur Connect Speaker Series and the Parkinson brothers here.

Students, are you interested in Joe Parkinson’s course, Being CEO of Your Own High Tech Business? Look for ENTREP 497 in Class Search Enrollment in the Student Center.Micron Business and Economics Building masked in blue and orange squares

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