Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Sharon Alpi

Coleman Foundation Professor In Entrepreneurship
Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Office Location: SCO 108A 
Telephone (217) 424-6298


Education & Employment:
Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Central Illinois was directed by Sharon T. Alpi. She teaches the senior seminar for the entrepreneurship curriculum and was one of three Millikin professors to develop the Art of Entrepreneurship program at Millikin. Sharon also works with the Coleman Foundation's Council for Entrepreneurship Awareness and was recently named to the board of the Self-Employment in the Arts Conference.

She is a recipient of Millikin's Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award and, in 2001, received the Governor of Illinois' Small Business Award for Women in Business Advocate of the Year. In 2004, she was named a Coleman Foundation Professor in Entrepreneurship, joining 11 other named professors from around the country.

Professional Activities:
In 2001, she organized a team of investors in the creation of a venture fund, InDecatur Ventures, LLC and was the featured presenter for “Listening to your Business” workshop at Olivet Nazarene for the Kankakee Area Entrepreneurs on September 14, 2005. She attended a Leadership Illinois conference titled “Power of Marketplace” during September 27-29 in Chicago, Illinois and was selected to join the Class of 2005 Leadership Illinois. This competent group brings together a diverse group of very accomplished women who focus on educating, energizing, and enlightening women leaders in Illinois.

During January 4-15, she broadened her expertise by taking part in a two-semester project that looked at the effect of health trends in Mexico on the eating habits of the population. She has also recently returned from Seoul, Korea where she explored new opportunities for student projects.

Fall 2012 Course Schedule:

ET 340-2 Foundations - Entrepreneurship MWF 1:00 - 1:50 SCO 207
ET 400 Small Business Consulting T 3:30 - 5:30 SCO 211

Office hours: By appointment


Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL