Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
The Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center encourages, inspires and motivates students and the community to dream about the possibilities and invest in learning.
I want to welcome you to the website for the Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center.
The Center was established in 2005. As we enter into our ninth year, we are preparing to celebrate 10 years of creativity and innovation – our 2014 Anniversary.
O’Merrial Butchee, Director
Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation &
The Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center is to become the gateway for creators, innovators and entrepreneurs to encourage lifelong learning, lifelong innovation, and lifelong leadership.
Here are some important facts about the Lamkin I & E Center:
- The Gerald I. Lamkin Center is the only comprehensive I & E Center within Ivy Tech Community College System, and the only Center that discovers and celebrates innovators and innovation through The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana serving our 7-county region.
- The Center has developed new methods and approaches to identify, inspire and communicate the importance of innovation as the “lifeblood of an organization, community and region.”
- The Center encourages innovation everywhere toward building a culture of innovation to make us know as a region that celebrates creativity and innovation in the world!
- The Center promotes success in college and beyond by encouraging students as well as staff, faculty and the community to ‘think differently’ in a global economy by embracing the twin pillars of creativity and innovation.
- The Center helps position Ivy Tech NW as a pioneer in Indiana and likely the U.S. by being the first community college to launch a Society of Innovators that promotes creative and innovative thinking as an economic and growth strategy across our entire region.