The Visiting Entrepreneur-In-Residence (VEIR) Program was established in Spring 2019 to allow an entrepreneur to spend an extended period of time on campus interacting with students, faculty, mentors, the advisory board member, and the community members. Depending on the area of their expertise and interest, and the timing and length of their visits, while on campus, the VEIRs may engage in a number of the activities listed below.

  • Guest lecturing in classes
  • Conducting independent workshops for students, faculty, and community
  • Serving as PioBiz Competition Judges
  • Assisting students with their projects on a one- on -one basis
  • Assisting faculty, and the Program Director with their projects on a one-on-one basis
  • Evaluating the curriculum and the extra-curricular programs
  • Conducting research jointly with faculty and/or students
  • Participating in the meetings of the advisory board
  • Supporting community outreach initiatives by advising small business owners and working with local high school students on special projects
  • Delivering the keynote address at the Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo (MOVEE)
  • Working with faculty to develop and implement specific projects in Entrepreneurship courses
  • Developing and implementing experiential projects for students

Spring 2019 Visiting Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Cosponsored by the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business at Marietta College
Douglas Greene '62, the Spring 2019 Visiting Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Douglas C. Greene '62

Entrepreneurial Lecturer at Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Greene’s career includes being an 'intra-preneur', an 'entre-preneur' and then 'solo-preneur' turning around under-performing businesses and developing consumer products throughout his 50-year business career.

Now, Greene's mission is to share his 50 years of management and entrepreneurial experiences with college and university students, public forums lecturing and making 2 unique P/P presentations, encouraging a cross-campus discipline in understanding the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship. Greene started this mission 13 years ago at Southeast Missouri State University with the naming of the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship after him. He has made P/P presentations at SEMO, Portland State, Clark Community and Marietta College.

One of his greatest successes was in the development of “radio-frequency”, remote controls for the fireplace industry, with 25 different remote-control systems that would retrofit US, Canadian and European gas logs and fireplaces. Nicknamed, “The Father of Fireplace Remotes”, Mr. Greene grew the Skytech brand into a worldwide, innovative and profitable business venture.

As a "serial entrepreneur" Mr. Greene, having failed unsuccessfully at retirement four times, continues to develop new products and invest in new technologies, as a partner and/or consultant. His PROBLEM/SOLUTION/OPPORTUNITY approach to building companies and new products has served him well.

Greene is currently trying to highlight the disparity and shortage of skilled labor encouraging Universities and Colleges to consider collaborating with Community /Junior colleges and trade schools to expose students to learning about the opportunities and careers in the skilled trades and applied technology sectors. He has published a paper entitled, PLAN B-NEW COLLAR JOBS.

Videos of a couple of Douglas Green’s presentations

Fifty Years in Fifty Minutes

Aqua Smart

Spring 2020 Visiting Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Co-sponsor by the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business & the Career Center at Marietta College
Angie Stocklin, Spring 2020 Visiting Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Marietta College

Angie Stocklin

Co-Founder at One Click, Mentor, and Investor

Prior to co-founding One Click, the parent company to three direct to consumer eyewear e-commerce brands: Readers.com, Sunglass Warehouse, and felix + iris

Angie Stocklin was a nationally certified school psychologist - having received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville and her Ed.S. from Indiana State University.

During her time at One Click, Angie worked with her fellow executive team to set the long-term vision of the company and to establish an award-winning company culture. She was also directly responsible for customer service, merchandising, inventory, and fulfillment. After selling the company to Foster Grant in 2018, Angie officially stepped away from the company.

You can now find her volunteering her time with organizations like Girls Inc. and Nine13sports, working with her angel investments, and mentoring local startups through organizations like The Startup Ladies.


If you would like to visit Marietta College as a VEIR, please send us an email at entr@marietta.edu