"Scientific and Medical Entrepreneurship" discussed in series

Dr. Michael Thorne Kelly and Dr. William S. Holt ’63 will discuss Scientific and Medical Entrepreneuship at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The presentation is part of The Bates Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship, and the public is invited to attend free of charge.Dr. Kelly is the vice president for research, chairman on the board and founder of Advanced Management Catalyst Inc. in Wiscasset. Prior to joining this company Dr. Kelly served as vice president of New Changes Inc., a nonprofit New York City-based organization. Here he nationally implemented “peer support self-help networking” for the National Urban League’s Disabled Veteran’s Employment Project. Dr. Kelly, who leads seminars, workshops and presentations in numerous settings, has a bachelor’s degree in education from Antioch College and a doctorate in psychology with dual dissertations in experimental and clinical psychology from Union Institute.

Dr. Holt is an ophthalmic surgeon in Portland and the CEO of the Eye Care & Surgery Center of Maine. He has been a member of the  New England Ophthalmology Society for eight years and has chaired the organization’s medical legal liaison for five. Dr. Holt is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American College of Eye Surgeons. He is a Vietnam veteran and received a Bronze Star medal for his work in the army as a medical officer. A native of Calais, Dr. Holt earned his masters degree and doctorate in medicine from Harvard Medical School.

Aimed at both students and community members, The Bates Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship is an integrated set of lectures and presentations covering the entrepreneurial process, its history and manifestations from conception to implementation of a new venture. The sessions focus on attributes of entrepreneurs, their search and assessment of opportunities and the identification and obtainment of resources that transform ideas into new ventures. The series exposes the unique ways that the fundamental characteristics of a liberal arts education can be applied in a variety of new ventures.

The seminar series will rely heavily on Bates alumni, parents and Maine entrepreneurs engaged in a variety of ventures, as well as experts and researchers in the field. The next presentation will be The Electronic Revolution, E-Commerce at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.
For more information, call the Bates College Office of Career Services at 207-786-6232 or check the seminar series web site here.

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