Northeastern University College of Business Administration Welcomes Founder of Dancing Deer Baking Co.

March 24, 2008

Net Impact student group to host kick-off event

WHO/WHAT: Net Impact, a student-run nonprofit organization at Northeastern University, will welcome Trish Karter, Founder, President and CEO of Dancing Deer Baking Co. as she speaks at the group’s kick-off event. Karter will discuss Dancing Deer’s origins and the role the company has taken in corporate social responsibility as she has found a way to combine her environmental, community and business interests to form a wildly successful company.

Located in Roxbury, MA, Dancing Deer was incorporated in 1994 and continues to strive to uphold its mission in caring for the environment and community. Under Karter’s leadership, the company makes choices in its packaging, production and facilities management, which are friendly to the environment. Dancing Deer’s main philanthropic efforts are devoted to helping homeless families through the Sweet Home Project.

Northeastern’s Net Impact chapter was founded last year as they joined an international group of more than 10,000 members who make a tangible difference in their universities, organizations, and communities. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of new leaders who use business to improve the world.

Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: 150 Dodge Hall, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

Media is welcome to attend the lecture.

For more information, please contact Samantha Fodrowski at 617-373-5427 or s.fodrowski@neu.edu.

About Northeastern University College of Business Administration

Northeastern University College of Business Administration, established in 1922, provides its students – undergraduate, graduate and executive – with the education, tools, and experience necessary to launch and accelerate successful business careers.  The College credits its success to expert faculty, close partnerships with industry, and its emphasis on rigorous academics combined with experiential learning.

The College is highly ranked by several prestigious publications. BusinessWeek ranks the College 34th in its “Best Undergraduate B-schools" and #1 in internships.  The College’s Bachelor of Science in International Business program is ranked #16 by U.S. News & World Report. The undergraduate program is also distinguished by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as one of the U.S. top 25 entrepreneurship programs.  Financial Times ranks the College’s Executive MBA program in the U.S. top 50 and U.S. News & World Report ranks the College’s part-time MBA program #21 in the country.  For more information about Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration, visit www.cba.neu.edu.

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston.  Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world.  The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions.  For more information, please visit www.northeastern.edu

For more information, please contact Samantha Fodrowski at 617-373-5427 or at s.fodrowski@neu.edu.

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