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TWU’s Taylor receives national mentorship award from
Small Business Institute®
As the 2009 recipient of the Homer Saunders Mentor Award from
the Small Business Institute®, Texas Woman’s University
faculty Sherrie Taylor is being recognized for her work in
the training and development of SBI directors and case supervisors.
faculty as they get into the process of directing students
in field-based consulting is a reward upon itself, and receiving
recognition for this work is truly invigorating,” said
Ms. Taylor, a senior lecturer for the TWU School of Management.
Named for a longtime
SBI member Homer Saunders, the mentor award honors an SBI
member for his or her mentorship of fellow members both in
the U.S., as well as other countries. Ms. Taylor was nominated
for the award by her national peers.
The SBI provides
student consultants, monitored by experienced faculty, to
small and emerging businesses across the nation. More than
100 colleges and universities from across the globe participate
in the SBI. The TWU chapter handles about 10 cases per year
in partnership with the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
organization at the university.
Ms. Taylor has
served as director of the Small Business Institute at TWU
teams regularly place at or near the top in annual national
SBI Case of the Year competitions. In 2009 the TWU team placed
second in the Specialized Undergraduate Case Study competition
for the group’s work with Ruby’s Diner and Safari
On The Square in Denton.
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