Founder's Week 2012

Posted: August 15, 2012

Thursday, October 4: Entrepreneur's Forum & Livingston Economic Club Luncheon 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Entrepreneur's Forum line-up includes 19-year-old entrepreneur Bradley Foster of BCS Computers, Rick Scofield and John Berclaw of Washtenaw/Livingston SCORE, Nancy Johnson of the Small Business and Technology Development Center, life coach and cognitive specialist Ann Holm, Howell Public School District Superintendent Ron Wilson, social media expert Candy Jones-Guerin, The Freedom Skater Austin Szelkowski, Justin Ebright and Chris Cheek of Zen Biz Solutions, and Stewart Brannen.

Social media guru Chris Brogan will be the keynote speaker at the LEC luncheon. Brogan is the president of Human Business Works, a media and education company that helps companies understand how business, technology, and media can be leveraged to improve customer acquisition and community nurturing via the human digital channel.

Tickets for the Entrepreneur's Forum are $30. To purchase tickets, contact Stewart Brannen at or 517.338.3331.

Tickets for the LEC luncheon are $45. To purchase tickets, contact Grace Farley at or 517.586.3002.

Friday, October 5: Cleary University Golf Invitational, 10 a.m. shotgun start

Cleary University will be hosting a men's and women's 18 hole stroke play golf tournament at Chemung Hills Golf Course in Howell (the home course of Cleary's golf teams). Currently the men's and women's golf teams from Cleary University, Rochester College and Lourdes University and the women's teams from Cornerstone University and Jackson Community College have signed on to compete in the tournament.

Spectators are welcome, so come out, walk the beautiful course, and cheer on your Cleary Cougars! Lunch will be available for purchase for spectators.

Questions regarding the event can be directed to Cleary University's Men's Golf Coach Jason Cheesebro at or Cleary University's Women's Golf Coach Bob Fillipps at

Saturday, October 6: Alumni Picnic, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. & CSVA Golf Disc Tournament, 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The Alumni Picnic will include cohort and class reunions, the annual Cleary University alumni meeting, cookout, rock climbing wall, face painting, bouncy house, and musical entertainment provided by Capital City Groove!

For further information, contact Dennis Purdy at or 517.586.3009.

The Cleary Veterans Association (CSVA) will be hosting a disc golf tournament with check-in beginning at 9 a.m. and the tournament scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The cost to participate is a $5 donation with the proceeds benefitting the CSVA. Tournament participants are invited to stay for a cookout lunch following the event.

For further information contact Helen Budd at or 517.338.3011.

Sunday, October 7: Opening Gala for the Arthur Secunda Museum at Cleary University, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cleary University is proud to announce the creation of the Arthur Secunda Museum at Cleary University! This opening gala will mark the official unveiling of this highly anticipated addition.

For further information and to purchase tickets, contact Linda Rentz at or 517.586.3010.

Monday, October 8: Career Development Day, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & Student and Faculty Reception: Food, Fun, and Founder's Week, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The day's events will include five guest speakers covering topics including, how to apply for federal and state jobs, how to negotiate a promotion or salary, and networking and why it's beneficial to your career. There will also be an interview attire fashion show, networking opportunities, and giveaways!

For further information contact Corrie Williams at or 517.338.3067.

Students, faculty, and friends are invited to visit the Ann Arbor Campus of Cleary University between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to help us celebrate our 129th anniversary. Join us for “birthday” cake, coffee, discover the “new look” to the campus, and learn what’s new at Cleary University.

Two locations:
Johnson Center, Livingston Campus
Lyons Building, Washtenaw Campus

For more information contact Dawn Markell at or 517.338.3048.