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Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
350 Simons Hall
Collegeville, MN 56321

Pat Maxwell, Director
[email protected]
320-363-2373

Kelli Gradin, Coordinator
[email protected]
320-363-2065

Center for Entrepreneurship
Student Employee
320-363-2764
[email protected]

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Entrepreneur Scholars visit with some of America's most innovative business leaders.

Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship

The Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship is an entrepreneurship education resource that provides classes, coaching and assistance to entrepreneurs. It builds relationships among and between CSB/SJU students, faculty, alumnae/i, and community members to create and strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit.

10 for 10 Campaign

As The Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship at CSB/SJU continues to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are proud to mark a decade of impressive success and launch our 10 for 10 fundraising drive to fully endow the Center. If you are interested in more information about the Center and/or our fundraising efforts, please contact Center Director, Pat Maxwell, at [email protected].

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Current Events

Entrepreneurial Leadership Series Luncheons

Next luncheon is November 10th featuring keynote speaker - Linda Hutchinson. This luncheon is offered for alumni/nae who are entrepreneurs and those who support them. Hosted at the Minneapolis Club in downtown Minneapolis this luncheon series features speakers who are unsung successful alum entrepreneurs. The luncheon is by invitation only. Contact Kelli Gradin at [email protected] or by phone at 320-363-2065 for more information, and to be added to the list.

2017-2019 Entrepreneur Scholars Program: E-13's Accepted!

We have accepted our newest group of Entrepreneur Scholars. Congrats to the following students!

  • Kevin Conway
  • Precious Drew
  • Kim Ficker
  • Matt Miller
  • Felicia Mix
  • Sierra Schmelz
  • Alexandra Savre
  • Lucy Cervino
  • Dennis He
  • Jon Paquette
  • Ashley Lee
  • Sarah Spaulding

Entreprenuership Lessons

People who start a business often say it's what they learned after everything they learned in school that makes the difference between the success or failure of their company. What the Center does is reverse that comment by ensuring what students learn and experience while in college is what makes them successful in the future.

Program News

Contact Us

Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
350 Simons Hall
Collegeville, MN 56321

Pat Maxwell, Director
[email protected]
320-363-2373

Kelli Gradin, Coordinator
[email protected]
320-363-2065

Center for Entrepreneurship
Student Employee
320-363-2764
[email protected]

Read story:

Entrepreneur Scholars visit with some of America's most innovative business leaders.