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United Medical Resources founder to deliver Chellgren Pathways to Entrepreneurship keynote

For immediate release…
Tuesday – April 28, 2015

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host Vickie Buyniski Gluckman, founder of United Medical Resources, as its Chellgren Pathways to Entrepreneurship Speaker on Wednesday, April 29, in the Griffin Hall George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 7:30 p.m.

The series began in 2001 and is designed to bring excellence in entrepreneurship. This series of speaking events provides NKU students and faculty, as well as the regional business community, an opportunity to interact with and learn from nationally recognized entrepreneurial leaders.

Ms. Gluckman will speak on how her successes and failures have guided her through her entrepreneurial career. She began her career in medical nonprofit work, which led her to develop and found United Medical Resources in 1983. She sold UMR to United Health Group, the largest health carrier in the nation, in 2005.

Ms. Gluckman was recently named one of the four great living Cincinnatians by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Among her many accolades, she was the inaugural recipient of the WE Celebrate Pinnacle Award-Cincinnati/USA Regional Chamber, she received the NKU Entrepreneurship Institute’s Master Entrepreneur Award, and she has received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She is extremely involved throughout the Greater Cincinnati community.

The April 29 program is open to the community. Reserve your seat at

About The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Haile/US Bank College of Business Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a driver of educational and professional development opportunities to all NKU students. The center has a transdisciplinary focus and seeks to advance the university’s strategy by fostering cross-campus applied learning and embedding innovative thinking more deeply in the university culture. The center is built on the belief that students from the arts and sciences, engineering, nursing, business, informatics, and law can all learn from one another how to become more well-rounded innovative and creative thinkers. The center fosters opportunities for this transdisciplinary applied learning to occur.

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