Linda Dickerson Hartsock received the fourth annual George R. Burman Award from the Whitman School of Management. The award honors “an outstanding individual on campus who supports Whitman’s entrepreneurial initiatives.” Hartsock is the executive director of the Blackstone LaunchPad, a campus-based experiential entrepreneurship program based in Bird Library.
The award was presented by Alexander McKelvie, associate professor of entrepreneurship and department chair of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, and Sarah Grosz, president of the Syracuse University Student Entrepreneurship Club and member of the Blackstone LaunchPad.
The Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library has created strong campus collaboration, with more than 1,600 faculty, staff, student, alumni, and community members engaged with the program. Additionally, the LaunchPad coordinates a campus-wide Entrepreneurship Roundtable to foster connective initiatives around innovation and entrepreneurship.
Hartsock is also adjunct faculty in the Whitman School of Management, teaching in the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program.
George R. Burman was dean of the Whitman School of Management and founder of its entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises program.