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The Alice Lloyd College Social Entrepreneurship Program (ALC-SEP) strives to connect motivated students with leaders in the area of social entrepreneurship in order to encourage students’ interest in this growing field and provide them with the resources necessary to succeed.  For this reason, the ALC-SEP is sponsoring a series of three Christian Forums on the ALC campus.

The second of these Christian Forums will be held on March 9, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cushing Hall Auditorium.  The featured speaker will be Dr. Donald Caudill, who will be discussing the differences between entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.

Dr. Donald W. Caudill is a Professor of Marketing in the Broyhill School of Management in the Godbold School of Business at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.  He is also editor of the Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship.  Previously, Dr. Caudill was a Professor of Business and Leadership and Chair of Marketing, Management and Leadership, and E-Business and Entrepreneurship at Bluefield College in Virginia and a Professor of Marketing and Director of the Appalachian Leadership and Entrepreneurial Center at Bluefield State College in West Virginia.  He was also an Associate Professor of Marketing and Honors Professor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Caudill served as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Southern Arkansas University, the University of North Alabama and the University of Tennessee at Martin.  He began his teaching career as an Instructor of Marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1981.  Dr. Caudill was a member of the graduate faculty in the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University, and has taught classes via satellite (distance learning) for West Virginia Graduate College, evening, weekend, and online graduate courses for Averett University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Mountain State University (WV).  In addition to 28 years of teaching at the university level, Dr. Caudill has worked in selling, retail management, and marketing research.  Further, he was a principal in a small advertising agency.

A Virginia native, Dr. Caudill has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Berea College (Kentucky), a M.B.A. from Morehead State University (Kentucky), a M.S. in marketing from the University of Memphis  (Tennessee), and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  He is a member of Pinnacle, Phi Eta Sigma, Delta Mu Delta and Sigma Beta Delta academic honor societies and The Gamma Beta Phi Society and Alpha Kappa Psi.

He has had over 90 articles published in professional journals and trade publications. He has authored four seminar manuals and several business/leadership book manuscripts.  Dr. Caudill’s research has been cited in business communications and selling textbooks and in numerous referred journals.  He has been interviewed for several newspaper and magazine articles and on radio and television talk shows.  Dr. Caudill has been a consultant for small and large businesses and a workshop leader and speaker at state, regional, and national conferences and conventions.

Dr. Caudill has been on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Small Business Reports, Trade Show and Exhibit Manager, Business Education Forum, and the Journal of Managerial Issues (Ad Hoc Reviewer).  He is or has been a member of the American Marketing Association, the Association of Consumer Research, the Academy of Marketing Science (a Fellow), the Southern Marketing Association, the Southwestern Marketing Association, the Atlantic Marketing Association, Division 23 of the American Psychological Association, and numerous other organizations.  He is a frequent conference presenter, paper reviewer, discussant, session chair and panelist.

He has been recognized by several organizations over the course of his career.  He is a former American Marketing Association Hugh G. Wales National Faculty Advisor of the Year, a life member of Pi Sigma Epsilon (National Fraternity in Marketing, Sales Management and Selling) and Sigma Pi (Social) Fraternity, and the winner of the Higginbotham Award for Outstanding Service.  He has been named to Who’s Who in Advertising, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Who’s Who Among Emerging Leaders of the World, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who Among Young Professionals, and twice selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America.

Dr. Caudill has traveled throughout the United States and studied marketing in numerous foreign countries including Canada, The Bahamas, Aruba, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, France, Israel, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Greece, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and China.  Dr. Caudill was a Visiting Advertising Professor to Fitzgerald and Company in Atlanta, GA and served an internship at Wisdom Media.  He has been an advisor to Phi Beta Lambda and is a Sam Walton Fellow of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).  His students have won numerous awards and honors

All ALC-SEP Christian Forums will be open to the public.  Please come and join us for this enlightening presentation!  For more information, please contact Kayla Davidson-Jones at (606) 368-6139.