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Founder’s Day encourages entrepreneurship

By CAITLIN KNOX
Editor-in-Chief

crest_line_LLB_stack_colorFounder’s Day Convocation was this past Tuesday, with a few new announcements.

Georgetown College was chosen as the host site for a new program, Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs. The program is mirroring the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) and the Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program (GSP), which many Georgetown students participated in during high school. Kris Kimel, President of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), is the man behind the vision for this new program. As he spoke during the service, he explained that because of GC’s rich history and leadership qualities, “this was the place that GSE needed to be.”  KSTC will host the three-week program here beginning June 9 of this year.

Tid Griffin, 1993 alumnus and Chairman and CEO of Gryphon Environmental, LLC,
was the main guest speaker.  He told his story about graduating from Georgetown and working his way up to the top. Griffin started his own business (one of many) by taking pictures of golf courses. He has checked off many things on his impressive bucket list: living in India, scuba diving with sharks and flying a plane. As a successful businessman, he insisted that everyone was an entrepreneur, and the theme to his speech was, “you can achieve anything!”
The Curry Award for Faculty Excellence was awarded to Dr. Tim Griffith; Robert Wilson and the Ensor family were inducted into the Georgetown College Hall of Fame.