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USTMAX Center Hosts Inaugural Lunch and Learn

Dr. Woock giving his presentation at USTMAX CenterUSTMAX Center’s inaugural Lunch and Learn featured Dr. Patrick Woock, director of the UST McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.  

Going forward, the Center will host quarterly Lunch and Learn events to share expert knowledge with the community on various topics and promote exciting things that are going on at the USTMAX Center.

“Our focus for this series is on supporting the business community,” USTMAX Center Senior Director Carla E. Alsandor, PhD. said. “We want to present topics that are relevant and timely.” 

Lunch and Learn Topic Explored

This COVID-friendly, in-person and online (Zoom) talk drew a wide variety of small business owners to the Center to receive timely tips on business considerations such as buying/selling, transitioning and innovating (especially during these times of COVID-19). The businesses included assisted living, professional coaching, media production, law, energy, food and beverage, landscaping, and business consultancy. 

The recording of Dr. Woock’s Lunch & Learn talk is now on the Center’s website.

“The response to our first Lunch and Learn is very encouraging,” Alsandor said. “We welcomed a diverse group of small business owners for Dr. Woock’s presentation, showing a broad appeal of the subject matter and our midday format. We look forward to showcasing other UST faculty members at future Lunch and Learns.”

Save the Date for the Next Lunch and Learn

The next Lunch and Learn is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, at noon. The topic will be announced shortly.

Learn More About the McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

The McNair Center exists to promote education and research into the free enterprise system, entrepreneurship and enhanced economic growth.

On campus, the McNair Center offers programs for undergraduate and graduate students. For undergraduates, the Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship minor is tailored to each student’s major. For graduate students, the concentration is offered in the MBA program. Lastly, a certificate program in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship will be offered by the Center. Upon completion, learners will earn a digital badge, which can be added to LinkedIn and other professional networking sites.