Struthers selected for entrepreneurship fellowship program

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:45pm

by Alli Inglebright

Amy Struthers, founder of Jacht Ad Lab and professor at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been selected for the inaugural University of Nebraska–Lincoln Entrepreneurship Fellowship program.

The fellowship program was created in response to the entrepreneurship-related activities happening across campus. The program allows students to easily access available classes, co-curricular and extra-curricular events relevant to entrepreneurship.

“Our immediate goal is to catalogue the variety of entrepreneurship-related activities happening on campus and to determine if and how these can be expanded to include and impact more students,” said Sam Nelson, director & assistant professor of practice for the Center for Entrepreneurship. “In addition, we would like to discuss the gaps University of Nebraska–Lincoln currently has in respect of entrepreneurship education, and brainstorm how these might be closed.”

Nelson selected Struthers to be a fellow for her extensive work with Jacht Ad Lab, a student-run ad agency. Jacht gives students hands-on opportunities to work with real clients.

Other fellows include:

  • Ann Chang – Glenn Korff School of Music
  • Stephen Cooper – Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management
  • Megan Elliot – Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
  • Samantha Fairclough – Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Tom Field – Engler Entrepreneurship Agribusiness Program
  • Kyle Gibson – Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Surin Kim – Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design
  • David Lambe – Agronomy and Horticulture
  • J. Kalu Osiri – International Business Programs
  • Brad Roth – Technology Development
  • Brett Stohs – College of Law
  • Andrew Zimbroff – Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design
Struthers and Nelson
Amy Struthers and Sam Nelson during their UNL Entrepreneurship Fellowship meeting.