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Morrisville State College to Host Inspiring, Award-Winning Entrepreneur Amilya Antonetti Oct. 1

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Morrisville State College will host a presentation by Amilya Antonetti, one of the most empowering and inspiring entrepreneurs of the 20th century, on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in the theater of the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC).

The event is free and open to the public.

Antonetti, a best-selling author and founder of Soapworks, is known for her determination in saving her ailing son and in the process, taking on the world’s largest corporations and building a company through grassroots efforts.

Her company, Soapworks, grew from an inspiration to a multi-million dollar enterprise ushering in the green and human friendly movement and changing the way the world views cleaning products.

Antonetti has received numerous entrepreneurial awards. Her story has appeared in books, newspapers, and magazines, including Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneurial Soul, People, Working Mother, First for Woman, Smart Money, Inc. and Time. She has been featured on Oprah, CBS This Morning, Extra, and countless international radio and television shows.

The award-winning author of Why David Hated Tuesdays, she is also a favorite guest of The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and her “Smart Choice Mom” lifestyle and organization tips can be read in Parent and Child and Family Circle magazines.

Together with three other of the country’s top entrepreneurs, she co-founded The Lucky Napkin, a venture catalyst firm dedicated to helping others birth and launch their great ideas.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the Morrisville State College Collegiate Science Technology Entrance Program (CSTEP) and the Sheila Johnson Institute.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.


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