CEL offers Gordon College students the chance to help dream, strategize, and implement the programs that serve their fellow students. If intrested, contact us at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Jeffrey Stevenson, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL)
Dr. Stevenson is a Gordon Spanish and Linguistics professor with extensive experience teaching English as a second language, both locally and abroad, as well as training second language teachers. An entrepreneur himself, he is the Founder and Director of Proyecto Nehemias, a 501(c)3 non-profit Spanish-language publishing house, that focuses primarily on producing works on biblical theology, faith, work, and economics. He is also the creator of CEL’s new TESL/TEFL certificate program for teaching English as a second/foreign language, which prepares students to teach English wherever they may find themselves. Dr. Stevenson brings with him to CEL a host of global connections, and hopes to equip students to become ethical, globally-minded leaders who are prepared to meet real-world challenges through innovative solutions. Teaching English is just one way to do that.
Dr. Stevenson is also the Director of the Kenneth L. Pike Honors program at Gordon College, a program that allows Gordon students to create their own major based on their interests and goals. Some students have chosen to combine the Innovation and Social Enterprise minor with a Pike Major as well.
Baraka Kamau, Program Assistant Intern
B.A. Economics ‘23
Baraka is a senior studying Economics with a minor in Innovation and Social Enterprise. Her passion for entrepreneurship and non-profits led her to participate in CEL's annual Social Venture Challenge, where she qualified as a finalist. At Gordon, Baraka has served is a Resident Advisor, intern for the Office of Student Life and Admissions recruiting intern, and is currently a presidential fellow for the Office of Advancement. She is also an alumna of the Jerusalem and Athens Forum, where she gained a broader understanding of society and culture. In addition, Baraka enjoys singing and leads worship at Gordon as well as her home church. As a CEL Program Assistant, Baraka is excited to connect with students in collaborating to find creative and innovative solutions to today’s complex problems.
Byeongjun Jeong, Project Managment Intern
B.A. Business Administration, Economics '23
Minor: Innovation and Social Enterprise
Why entrepreneurship? "My life's mission is to use business as a tool to provide a positive influence on society. Whether in a big company or small venture, the entrepreneur is an essence to start and generate ideas that glorify God, whatever our position."
Anna Mansfield, Creative Intern
B.A Communication Arts ‘24
In addition to her major, Anna is pursuing minors in Professional Writing, TESOL, and Peace and Conflict Studies. She was originally drawn to communication because she loves ideas, and found she could explore nearly any idea through writing. She is excited to be working for CEL where ideas are always being developed and explored!