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Seton Hall University

April 18, 2012

“Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Pathway to Empowerment”

The D2C Tour was both pleased and proud to kick off its inaugural event April 18, 2012, at Seton Hall University’s spring semester “Integrity and Professionalism Convocation” event. The panel discussion, featuring D2C industry experts, focused on harnessing one’s “entrepreneurial spirit” on the pathway to empowerment.

Today’s global economic conditions require that we, as a business community, address the future with creativity, proactivity and collaboration. During this time of great opportunity, it is imperative that we empower ourselves–individually and collectively–for the betterment of society. Whether one has aspirations of working in the public sector, Corporate America, or starting a business, the conversation offered business recommendations and practical approaches for achieving successful outcomes in business and in our communities.

The event was extremely successful, generating an impressive dialogue among students and faculty about the importance of self-empowerment, creative thought and social responsibility.


M. Quentin Williams, Esq., Founder & Chairman, D2C Tour; Chairman & CEO, The Butler Lappert Williams Firm, PC and Williams Media and Marketing Group, LLC




“The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Pathway to Empowerment event provided a tremendous learning opportunity for our students, alumni and faculty.  The diverse group of panelists put together was extremely impressive and inspiring to our audience. Students and alumni had the opportunity to hear from true entrepreneurs across many industries about taking risks and reaching their dreams. It was a pleasure working with ‘Q’, Laura and team on this event and we hope to host another event together in the future!”

 ~ Leigh Onimus, J.D., Associate Dean of Undergraduate Assessment & External Relations

Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University

“This year’s Integrity and Professionalism Convocation, moderated by Leadership Development Council Member M. Quentin Williams, was extraordinary. It helped students, faculty, visiting executives, and guests envision creative ways to apply an entrepreneurial mindset to any aspiration, any dream on their life’s journey. The audience was encouraged to take pride in their own products of character and reputation, while always seeking to create value in innovative ways. As panelist Peter Harvey observed, ‘Imagination always exceeds education.’ It was a magnificent learning and growth experience.”

~ Michael M. Reuter, MBA,  Instructor, Department of Management

Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University

“Most people have a narrow definition of entrepreneurship, thinking of it simply as the process involved in starting a business. But entrepreneurship is so much broader – it is a way of thinking and being that enables today’s business professionals in all fields to climb to the highest pinnacles of success. Quentin Williams is a visionary who understands this concept. ‘The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Pathway to Empowerment’ event he and his team brought to Seton Hall University was extraordinary. The diverse group of panelists Mr. Williams assembled – all highly successful in their respective industries – brought home the point to our students that they must be self-starters who create their own opportunities, whether they work for a global corporation or, like Bill Gates, set up a business in their garage.”

 ~ Susan Scherreik, MBA, Instructor, Department of Management

Founding Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University


View event photo gallery below. View event videos at D2C’s online video gallery.


D2C at Seton Hall Seton Hall Students with Panelist Angel Laws (second from left) Seton Hall Students with Panelist Angel Laws (second from left) Seton Hall Students with Panelist Jennifer Pogorelec O'Sullivan Panelist Peter Harvey (Second from left) with Seton Hall Students & Seton Hall Professor Michael Reuter Moderator M. Quentin Willaims (center) with Seton Hall Students Seton Hall University - April 18, 2012 Panelist Angel Laws (left) with Seton Hall Students Panelist Angel Laws (Center) with Seton Hall Students Seton Hall Students Seton Hall Students (From left to right) Panelist Ed Fantegrossi, Seton Hall Professor Michael Reuter, Panelist Ted Reid & Moderator M. Quentin Williams Seton Hall Students with Moderator M. Quentin Williams (second row, center) Moderator M. Quentin Williams, BLW Firm's Laura Schultz Holden & Seton Hall Leadership Advisory Member Susan Schnell The D2C Panel (From left to right) Professor Susan Scherreick, Dean Joyce Strawser, Professor Michael Reuter, Panelist Angel Laws, Assistant Dean Leigh Onimus, Moderator M. Quentin Williams Panelist Jennifer Pogorelec O'Sullivan Panelists Ed Fantegrossi & Angel Laws
Seton Hall Professor Susan Scherreick, Seton Hall Dean Joyce Strawser, Seton Hall Professor Michael Reuter, D2C Panelist Angel Laws, Seton Hall Associate Dean Leigh Onimus & D2C Moderator M. Quentin Williams


April 18, 2012
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