Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks is keynote speaker for free entrepreneurship seminar

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Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks is keynote speaker for free entrepreneurship seminar

February 10, 2012

Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks will be the headline speaker at a free entrepreneurship seminar at Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Enid campus on Feb. 16-17. The seminar, “Achieving the American Dream through Leadership, Perseverance and Determination,” also will feature Tony Woodlief, president of the Bill of Rights Institute, based in Arlington, Va., and other entrepreneur and leadership experts.

The seminar will take place from 1 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17. The seminar is free to the public and will be broadcast via ITV to all Northwestern campuses and the University Center in Ponca City.

All seminar sessions except Franks’ will originate in room 218 on the Enid campus. Franks will speak in the Commons Area. The seminar will be broadcast via ITV to Industrial Education, room 131, on the Alva campus; and room 145 on the Woodward campus. The event will be received in Ponca City in room 112 on Feb. 16 and room 124 on Feb. 17.

Franks will speak on Feb. 17 from 10:45 to11:45 a.m. with a question and answer session to follow. Seating for his speech is reserved at the Enid campus, so anyone who wants to attend is asked to call (580) 213-3101 to make a reservation. Franks also is scheduled to have a roundtable lunch with students on Feb. 17 from noon to 1 p.m.

Woodlief will speak at 1 p.m. on Feb. 16 and again at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

Local entrepreneurs Rob Stallings, Brandi Schiebers, Tom Evans, Kyle Brownlee, Missy Cole, Phillip Gillham and Joel Champlin also will speak during the seminar.

This seminar is made possible via a grant from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and Lew and Myra Ward of Ward Petroleum.