*This event has been canceled. A new date and time will be announced soon.*
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The student-led Economics Reading Group in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Rusche College of Business is hosting a discussion on entrepreneurship with Kevin Carr, a 1992 SFA finance graduate and owner of Community Beer Co. in Dallas, at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in the McGee Business Building, Room 133, on the SFA campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Also sponsored by SFA’s Arnold Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Success Passport Program, the discussion is part of a series of interviews the Economics Reading Group has conducted with entrepreneurs throughout the semester while reading “Roadside MBA,” a book written by three leading business school professors who travel across the country to learn insights from small business owners.
“It is a rare treat for our students to interact with a successful entrepreneur,” said Dr. Ryan Phelps, associate professor of economics and finance at SFA as well as faculty advisor for the Economics Reading Group. “By definition, their time is so valuable that they can be difficult to pin down. Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience after more than 25 years of business ownership spanning five different companies.”
Carr established the award-winning craft beer brewery in 2011 after traveling the country as the owner of a software company. With the slogan, “Beer for the Greater Good!” the brewery sponsors several events to give back to the North Texas community.
“I named the brewery ‘Community’ based on the impact our business can have on the public,” Carr said. “Beer can bring people together — whether at a backyard party or in our taproom and biergarten. We come full circle when we use our platform to help give back to the communities in which we do business.”
He’s also coming full circle to help SFA’s business students.
“I am honored to have an opportunity to give back to my alma mater,” Carr said. “Stephen F. Austin State University and the Rusche College of Business gave me the fundamental education needed to enable me to seek out my own business opportunities.”
For more information, email Phelps at email@example.com.
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Stephen F. Austin State University, the newest member of The University of Texas System, began a century ago as a teachers’ college in Texas’ oldest town, Nacogdoches. Today, it has grown into a regional institution comprising six colleges — business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, liberal and applied arts, and sciences and mathematics. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, SFA enrolls approximately 11,000 students while providing the academic breadth of a state university with the personalized attention of a private school. The main campus encompasses 421 acres that include 37 academic facilities, nine residence halls, and 68 acres of recreational trails that wind through its six gardens. The university offers more than 80 bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 master’s degrees and four doctoral degrees covering more than 120 areas of study. Learn more by visiting the SFA website.