Four students selected to receive scholarships in entrepreneurship

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Four students have been selected to receive a Janiak Family Scholarship for Women Entrepreneurs through the Penn State Smeal College of Business Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Jessie Balogh, Brittani Guerre and Lucia Bacque are majoring in management and organization. Melany Cruz Rodriguez is pursuing a triple major in supply chain and information systems, agribusiness management and international studies.

“Encouraging our students to expand their education in entrepreneurial studies is one of our goals at the Farrell Center, and we’re very thankful to the Janiak family for helping to support that mission.”
                     -- Robert Macy, director of the Farrell Center

The scholarship fund is intended to provide recognition and financial support to outstanding graduate and undergraduate women in Smeal who demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship. It was established in 2009 through a $50,000 gift from Smeal alumnus A. Richard Janiak Jr., Class of 68, finance, and his wife, Penn State alumna Anne McDevitt Janiak, Class of 1969, education.

“This scholarship is a great way for us to recognize entrepreneurial women in Smeal and to help them pursue their dreams,” said Robert Macy, director of the Farrell Center. “Encouraging our students to expand their education in entrepreneurial studies is one of our goals at the Farrell Center, and we’re very thankful to the Janiak family for helping to support that mission.”

The scholarship is administered through the Farrell Center and directed by Macy, clinical associate professor of entrepreneurship. The center fosters the educational programs, research and outreach related to corporate innovation and entrepreneurship in Smeal. The center was formed in 1992 through an endowment from Michael J. Farrell.

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Last Updated September 06, 2013