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Entrepreneurship Team

E-Team Members

Dr. Allan Ayella, assistant professor of biology

Adam Pracht, coordinator of development communications

Dr. Dustin Wilgers, assistant professor of biology

Dee Erway-Sherwood, associate professor and program director of graphic design

Dr. Tom Whalen, assistant professor of business

Matt Pfannenstiel, director of student recruitment

David O'Dell, professor of accounting.




Lifting up traditional Liberal Arts education through the more recent concept of Entrepreneurship has been the focus for McPherson College now for more than two years.


The Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts Team is composed of faculty and staff members who help find the next steps for entrepreneurship as the concept continues to be woven across the curriculum and student life. The goal is to engage the entire college community, clearly and simply express the mission of the entrepreneurship initiative, and help give direction to the innovative program.




Horizon Fund Stories

Micro-grants of just $500 through the college’s Horizon Fund have made a significant difference in the lives of enterprising MC students.
See what Horizon Fund students are doing

Where are They Now?

An update on three grant recipients - now grads - from year one of the Horizon Fund.
Zack Gaddis, Emily James and Dale Schwartz



President Schneider is interviewed by KWCH (CBS) about the $1.2 million anonymous gift to entrepreneurship initiative.


Dr. Betsy Gatewood talks about the Entrepreneurship Fellow position and entrepreneurship at McPherson College.


President Michael Schneider introduces the Horizon Fund initiative to help fund students who have original entrepreneurial ideas.

Entrepreneurship Blog