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Drew and EntrepreneurshipDrew-City-Leaf-CMYK-260x350

This issue of Drew Magazine is framed around a theme of entrepreneurship—a suitable topic at a college that nurtures independent thinkers and encourages them to take risks. We applied a broad definition of entrepreneur in three types of ventures: traditional profit-making businesses, the nonprofit sector and the theatre arts (after all, although the word emerged in France in the Middle Ages, it was first used in the English language, in 1828, to refer to the manager of a theatrical production). As our stories attest, Drew has produced an impressive array of entrepreneurs across all these fields. Taken together, they confirm that on the Drew campus and beyond, across a multitude of disciplines, the entrepreneurial spirit lives. And thrives.

Feature Stories

A Most Personal Ventureboarders

First at Restoration Hardware and now at Guideboat Co., Stephen Gordon C’73 has built successful retail brands rooted in his singular vision.

Drew and Entrepreneurship: A Timelinecivic

Through the years, Drew has been a thread connecting a wide range of successful entrepreneurial venturers. Here, just a few.

An Urge to Healtowngown

One local organization houses the homeless. A faraway group promotes peace in the Middle East. An undergrad knits hats for those in need across the globe. Drew has long fostered a passion for entrepreneurship in the nonprofit world.

All the World’s a Stageartsem

At Drew, theatre arts students don’t just act in plays—they write them, direct them, even build sets for them. Which might explain why an extraordinary number of theatre alumni have headlined in entrepreneurial roles.


Mead 207 | Message from the Presidentmab-e1415980549218

“Entrepreneurship is fostered at Drew by a combination of our geography, attention by faculty to students’ unique talents and opportunities to test those talents outside the classroom.”

Letters to the Editormab-e1415980549218

The Spring 2015 issue: Poetry praised, city jaunts recollected and Theo School news missed.

Around the Drewniversemab-e1415980549218

An insider’s guide to what’s happening on campus.


News from alums of the CLA, Theo School and Caspersen, and In Memoriam, remembering those who have died.

BackTalk | Trevor Westonjordan

Associate Professor of Music, Composer.