Craig Zamary Teaches Entrepreneurship in Colombia as Fulbright Specialist


Craig Zamary, Kent State College of Business Administration lecturer of entrepreneurship, was selected to serve as a Fulbright Specialist in Columbia by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.


The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends American scholars and professionals abroad to conduct research and lecture. The program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually, including several hundred to teachers and professors. Zamary traveled to Bucaramanga, Colombia, where he lectured, shared best practices, knowledge, experiences and advised about building a robust entrepreneurship ecosystem in Colombia.


Zamary is a serial entrepreneur and Strategic Advisor to IBM Watson A.I. XPRIZE Foundation, Advisor to USAID Global Innovation Exchange, a contributor to the Huffington Post and has served as senior advisor to The Kauffman Foundation, overseeing the development and implementation of the Entrepreneur in Residence Program for a select group of community colleges across the United States to build their entrepreneurship programs and local ecosystems. He has helped and advised numerous companies, government organizations, nonprofits and for-profits and has appeared on many national and international television and online media outlets.


"It was an absolute honor to serve as a Fulbright specialist to Colombia. Entrepreneurship and innovation are alive and well in Bucaramanga, Colombia,” Zamary said. “Columbia is a very special and beautiful place and is now like a second home to me. Serving as a Fulbright specialist was an amazing experience.”


Zamary earned an Executive Master in Business Administration degree from Kent State University and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur Studies from the Kauffman Foundation. He also earned a MITx Certificate in User Innovation Entrepreneurship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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Kent State College of Business Administration


Kent State University's College of Business Administration is among the fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. The College boasts 10 undergraduate majors, 14 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program; master's degrees in accounting, business administration (MBA and EMBA), business analytics, and economics; as well as a Ph.D.  program with concentrations in accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing.


The Kent State College of Business Administration ranks among the top 100 public business undergraduate programs in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report and ranks as one of the nation’s Best Business Schools by Princeton Review. The College is committed to sustainability as an advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory and is recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:48am