From door-to-door campaigns and internet startup to big business in Indianapolis.
Not long after leaving Greencastle, Angie Hicks '95 took her entrepreneurial ideas and founded Angie's List. In 2009 she was awarded DePauw's Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, and more than 20 years later, she still has a hand in running the day-to-day operations of the company she built from the ground up.
Hicks, a former Management Fellow, is part of a long list of accomplished DePauw graduates who have earned the McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship:
• 2014: Beth Owens ’89, co-founder and marketing strategist, BrandEra
• 2013: Jenny Vance ’00, co-founder and president, LeadJen; founder and CEO, PlanSoon
• 2011: Jeffrey Harmening ’89, senior vice president, General Mills; president, Big G Cereal Division
• 2010: Jan Risi ’81, president and CEO, Independent Purchasing Cooperative
Leading the way
From Fellows to free throws, Stevens sets the tone with confidence and leadership.
An economics major and Management Fellow at DePauw, the career of Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens '99 has been nothing short of a Cinderella story. Fresh out of DePauw, he left a position with a pharmaceutical company for a volunteer coaching position. Before long, Stevens became the Butler University head coach at age 30 and lead the Bulldogs to a three-year overall record of 89-15. No other coach in NCAA Division I history has won more games in his or her first three seasons.
"One of the biggest keys to leadership is authenticity. You have to be you." - Brad Stevens '99, NBA Head Coach
The 1999 graduate noted that he enjoyed many of his DePauw courses, but cited a class on servant leadership taught by Stuart Lord as one that resonated the most. He learned, "The best way to lead is to step up and do something for somebody else."
DePauw By the Digits
Numbers that matter at DePauw.
Of recent graduates left DePauw employed, pursuing graduate school or engaged in a service or fellowship program.
Among four-year baccalaureate colleges for the number of students studying abroad.
Student-faculty ratio keeps classes small and professors accessible.
Fulbright Scholars selected by the U.S. Department of State in the past 3 years alone.
Recent graduates have received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in science, mathematics and engineering.