February 2017


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Sigma Nu Tau Board Votes on Some Exciting New Benefits and Changes!
Dear ,
      We are very pleased to announce that Sigma Nu Tau is growing significantly and, as a result, we are increasing the benefits to our members! Here is some exciting news from our board:
  1. The Sigma Nu Tau board approved $5,000 for our first scholarship program for Sigma Nu Tau student members.  Each chapter can endorse one student who has at least one semester of studies remaining after the fall 2017 semester.  That student should submit the scholarship application by October 6, 2017, and four $1250 scholarships will be awarded by the end of the year for the spring semester.
  2. The 2nd Annual Video Pitch Competition materials have been sent out to faculty advisors.  Each school may submit one 2-3 minute video that highlights the learning process that takes place when students participate in a business plan competition.  All members of a school's team must have won a prize in a previous business plan or other entrepreneurial competition.  "Best Video Awards" of $1,000, $600, and $300 will be paid to the winning schools' foundations.
  3. Schools that offer a minor that includes 15 credits of strictly entrepreneurship courses may now petition to establish a Sigma Nu Tau chapter.  Sigma Nu Tau received many inquiries over the years from schools that offered only an entrepreneurship minor about whether they could establish a Sigma Nu Tau chapter.  As a result, after careful deliberation, a change was made to our bylaws and constitution by our board at its January 26, 2017 meeting that allows schools that offer a minor that includes a minimum of 15 credits of strictly entrepreneurship courses to petition to start a chapter. Schools with current Sigma Nu Tau chapters that offer a minor meeting this criterion should submit their minor program to Sigma Nu Tau for approval if they wish to offer Sigma Nu Tau membership to students in the minor program.
  4. Sigma Nu Tau now offers its chapters and new members the option of paying by credit card in addition to paying by check or money order.
Applications are coming in to establish chapters at several schools!  Are you interested in starting a Sigma Nu Tau chapter on your campus?

   Would your university like to be the first in your state or region to establish a Sigma Nu Tau chapter on your campus?  You will gain a competitive advantage by being able to offer special programs and awards to your students!
     If you would like to establish a chapter at your university so that you can recognize outstanding students, faculty members, entrepreneurs, and honorary members, please visit our website (SigmaNuTau.org) and check out our Facebook page to learn more about the process. Or give me a call to discuss it!
Spring is in the air...and it feels so refreshing!
Nancy J. Church, Ph.D.
President and Executive Director
Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society

P.S.  Does your school have any news that you would like us to include in the next issue of our e-newsletter?  If so, please send it to me at nancy.church@plattsburgh.edu or SigmaNuTauEntHonorSociety@ gmail.com or post your news on the Sigma Nu Tau Facebook page!
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Current Entrepreneurial Articles of Interest
"Warren Buffett's 3 Top Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs" 
by Linda Belanger

With a net worth of over $70 billion, Warren Buffett is the second-richest person in the world, behind only his good friend Bill Gates. Here are 3 pieces of advice he has for entrepreneurs:
1. Hire Women.
                Buffett made the point that for much of America's history, women did not have the same opportunities for work as men, which limited the nation from achieving its full potential.
2. Delight your customers.
                "If you've been treated well and honestly, if you've been delighted by the person you're doing business with, you're going to return to that person," suggested Buffett.
3. Have fun.
                "I just tell them, find your passion, find the job that you would hold if you didn't need to have a job so that every day is fun," Buffett stated. "Because if you're having as much fun as I'm having at 85, and I hope you do, there's nothing like it."

Read full article: LINK
SOURCE: Entrepreneur.com

Proud to Welcome
the following Chapter to the Sigma Nu Tau Family:
The University of Scranton 

 21st Chapter of Sigma Nu Tau Chartered at the University of Scranton!

On Thursday, February 16 2017, the University of Scranton, a private university located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, received its Sigma Nu Tau charter on their campus. Three faculty members and eight student members were inducted as charter members. Among those who attended were the Dean of the Kania School of Management, Dr. Michael O. Mensah, as well as Faculty Advisors & Professors, Melissa Wright, and Jeremy Brees. 

Th University of Scranton, which was founded in 1888, has highly innovative business programs offered at the Kania School of Management, with both Entrepreneurship major and minor undergraduate programs. The School of Management is " enriched with the latest technological applications and is sharply focused on educating the whole person for a lifetime of success."

What's  APPin'ing 

I mprove Employee Engagement and Satisfaction with the TINYpulse App!   

       One of the many features of TINYpulse is that it can send out a one-question survey to employees every week.  The survey questions relate to job satisfaction, and employees have the option of answering anonymously.

   TINYpulse then shares the results with the business and its employees.  Another feature of the app is the ability of employees to post any  suggestions they have regarding the business, thus helping to improve the flow of ideas, which can increase productivity.

        This FREE app is available on the  Apple App Store and the  Google Play Store.

Mission of Sigma Nu Tau:
"To promote, recognize, honor, and reward academic excellence in entrepreneurship and to encourage and recognize the practice of principled entrepreneurship"
4 Types of Membership: 
Sigma Nu Tau Chapters
 #1 - SUNY Plattsburgh
Founding Chapter
#2 - Kent State University  
#3 -Belmont University  
#4 - California State University-San Bernardino  
#5 - Clarkson University
#6 -High Point University  
#7 - Claflin University   
#8 -Suffolk University  
#9 - Middle Tennessee State University  
#10 - Baruch College  
#11 - John F. Kennedy University  
#12 - Rowan University  
#13 - Illinois Institute of Technology
#14 - University of Baltimore  
#15 - New York Institute of Technology
#16 - The George Washington University  
#17 - Husson University
#18 - York College of Pennsylvania  
#19 - University of Iowa

#20 - North Central College 

#21 - The University of Scranton 

#22 - Your school could be the next new chapter!
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Issue 28

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New Sigma Nu Tau Board Member

Dr. Mike Stull
   Dr. Mike Stull, who earned his MBA from Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB) and his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University, is an exper-ienced entrepreneur who teaches all subject areas in the field of entrepreneur-ship. He is currently the Department Chair of the Management Department at CBPA in CSUSB.

   Dr. Stull has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business executive, including direct-ing the largest individual Small Business Development Center program in the US and serving as COO of his family's avionics manufac-turing firm. He serves as an advisor and consultant to a number of startup and emerging companies. 

   Dr. Stull has raised nearly $25 million for the entre-preneurship program at CSUSB. He was recognized with two outstanding teach-ing awards at CSUSB and was awarded the "Manage-ment Leader of the Year Award" in 2001 at the University of California Riverside as well as the "Ernst & Young Entrepre-neur of the Year Award" in 1999. 

 Under his direction the entrepreneurship program achieved national acclaim as the #4 graduate entrepre-neurship program in the U.S. from The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine.  His university also received the National Excellence in Entrepreneur-ship Education Award in 2010 from the United States Association for Small Bus-iness and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).Welcome aboard, Dr. Stull!

Sigma Nu Tau Announces a $5000 Scholarship Program

Sigma Nu Tau announces its first scholarship program is being launched this fall, and four $1250 scholarships  will be awarded in December 2017!  The purpose of the scholarship program is to foster and recognize academic excellence in entrepreneurship. 

Faculty advisors at all schools with a Sigma Nu Tau chapter have been sent the program details and application forms. Each chapter may choose one person to endorse for a scholarship and only one application per chapter may be submitted.

For More Information: Contact your school's  Sigma Nu Tau  Faculty  Advisor  or 
Email Sigma Nu Tau at SigmaNuTau.org.

Deadline to apply: 
October 6, 2017.
CEO Quotes

"If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach."  

-- Larry Page, CEO of Google

"People work better when they  know what the goal is and why . It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working."

--Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX 

"Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect."  

-- Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter

"If you want to create a great product, just focus on one person. Make that one person have the most amazing experience ever." 

--Brian Chesky, CEO of AirBnb
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Great News!
Sigma Nu Tau announces that it is now accepting all major U.S. credit cards through Square!

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Our website offers easy-to-find honor society forms and introductory information pages. The website now has step-by-step instructions for petitioning to establish a collegiate chapter of Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society at your college or university.

Visit sigmanutau.org today  

and see it for yourself! 


To obtain materials to petition to start a chapter at your university or for more information about the benefits of starting a chapter,

February 2017
  Issue 28
   Nancy J. Church,  Ph.D.
Associate Editor:
Anis Zainal
What's Appin'ing Editor:
Dan Wehrle

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