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Attention Millikin students! Are you looking for success in the business world? Do you want to learn valuable lessons to benefit your future career?

Find answers to your questions about business and entrepreneurship on Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm in Pilling Chapel when the Millikin Decatur Executive Association (MDEA) and Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) host Entrepreneur Derrick Hall, current CEO and President of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team. In his presentation, Hall will present tips for success in today’s competitive market.

Hall learned the ropes of the sports industry while working for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a young executive in the 1990’s. During this time, he discovered the value of taking care of the team's fans and creating a positive work environment within the organization while striving to put a competitive team on the field each year. Now, as president and CEO of the Diamondbacks, Hall has made a name for himself within the sports industry with his exceptional communication skills, commitment to the team’s fans, and dedication to core values of the Diamondbacks organization.

“We’re honored to welcome Derrick Hall to campus,” remarked Dr. Susan Kruml, associate professor of business, and faculty advisor to DEX. “At Millikin, we pride ourselves in fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship within our students. I can think of no better way to accomplish this than to invite entrepreneurs like Hall to campus.”

For more information on this exciting event, contact Audra Davis at adavis@millikin.edu or Brandon Graves at bgraves@millikin.edu. To RSVP, contact Pam Angel at pangel@millikin.edu. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!

MDEA includes a diverse group of business leaders committed to exploring new skills and information valuable to leadership roles.  Each year, they host four informational programs, inviting prominent business leaders to share their expertise with MDEA members. The 2009-2010 program series is titled, "Surviving & Thriving in Today's Changing Climate.” For more information on MDEA, visit http://millikindea.com.

DEX is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service. The organization involves more than 13,000 students from 200 campuses across the nation, including community colleges, technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities. DEX is designed to enhance the student’s college experience by providing recognition and leadership activities directly related to classroom study.  Membership is open to all seeking professional development and real-world experience. 

For more information on Delta Epsilon Chi, visit www.deltaepsilonchi.org.  For information about opportunities for involvement at Millikin, contact Dr. Susan Kruml at 217.424.6232 or skruml@millikin.edu.
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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