March 2, 2005
Dr. Pamela Mickelson, professor of business and economics at Morningside College, presented the case study “Entrepreneurship in the Arts Program: A Startup Story” at the national Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference held recently in Naperville, Ill.
Mickelson’s presentation reflected her work as the director of the Center of Entrepreneurship Education at Morningside, which began in 2002 with a grant from The Coleman Foundation. The center provides innovative entrepreneurship education and co-curricular activities to students while strengthening and developing partnerships with area education and business-related organizations.
Mickelson was one of a number of guest speakers and workshop presenters at the conference which connected students and other aspiring artists with working artists, educators, and arts and business professionals. The conference also included interactive panels which offered practical lessons in marketing, legal issues, accounting, and structuring a career in the arts.
The conference was conducted by North Central College in Naperville and was sponsored in part by The Coleman Foundation, the John T. and Jeanne Hughes Charitable Foundation, and Columbia College in Chicago, Ill.
Mickelson has been at Morningside College since 1988. As director for the Center of Entrepreneurship Education at Morningside she is responsible for writing and administering the grants awarded the college by the Coleman Foundation and the John T. and Jeanne Hughes Charitable Foundation. She teaches in the areas of management and advertising and is the faculty advisor for the Creative Edge Advertising Club.
Mickelson graduated from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. She received a master’s degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and a doctorate from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.