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Sept. 13 , 2004
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EMU interim president honored with Pennsylvania entrepreneur award

YPSILANTIEastern Michigan University Interim President Craig Willis was honored with the Pennsylvania Business Central (PBC) 2004 Entrepreneur Award.

“I am honored because it recognizes the important work the (Lock Haven) University accomplished through its engagement with the business community,” said Willis.

The PBC Entrepreneur Awards annually honor leaders who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit in the publication’s coverage area, said Maria Bruno, editor of PBC.

Bruno said Willis was selected in the non-profit category for his work as president at Lock Haven University.

Among the many accomplishments during his 22 years at Lock Haven University, Willis helped establish the Small Business Development Center to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement in existing small businesses in Clinton and Lycoming Counties in Pennsylvania.

Awards are given in four categories: large business, small business, non-profit and government/economic development.

Pennsylvania Business Central is an independently owned bi-weekly business newspaper covering 16 counties in central and western Pennsylvania.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive, metropolitan university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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