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McCombs Lecturer Inducted into Sam Walton Fellow Hall of Fame

Dennis Passovoy AUSTIN, Texas — McCombs Lecturer Dennis Passovoy was inducted into the Sam Walton Fellow Hall of Fame on May 23, 2017. This prestigious accolade recognizes educators who have made outstanding contributions that empower Enactus students to succeed in their academic and entrepreneurial pursuits. Since 1975, only 50 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.


Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders that uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives to shape a better and more sustainable world. The Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellows program includes educators across hundreds of universities that help student-entrepreneurs achieve this mission. Through events and competitions, Enactus students get real-world experience and invaluable guidance from this talented team of educators.


“With more than 35 years of entrepreneurial experience and a commitment to empowering student entrepreneurs, Dennis Passovoy is a very worthy recipient of this honor,” said Luis Martins, chair of the management department and director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship. “His dedication as a business strategy and entrepreneurship educator makes a positive impact on students at UT and beyond.”


Passovoy currently serves as the Sam Walton Fellow for Free Enterprise at The University of Texas at Austin and has been active with the Enactus Faculty Advisory Committee since 2013. He has been a lecturer with the McCombs School for more than 14 years with expertise spanning across business management, social entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and strategic sales.


For more information, contact: Samantha Harris, Red McCombs School of Business, 512-471-6746.


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