SUAZO BUSINESS CENTER STUDENTS RECEIVE FIRST DIPLOMA CERTIFIED BY UVU
Forty-six students received the first-ever diploma for business plan development certified by Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business for the Pete Suazo Business Center at the Zion’s Bank building in Salt Lake City.
UVU collaborated with the Suazo Center to develop curriculum for the program. Woodbury School faculty reviewed course content to ensure business practices and academic rigor were part of the program. The course focuses on assisting entrepreneurs through developing management skills, computer education, and by providing mentors and resources for students.
“The partnership with the Suazo Center helps us reach out to local business leaders,” said Eugene Seeley, associate dean at the Woodbury School. “Our goal is to provide the education needed for new and existing business entrepreneurs to start or expand their businesses.”
Working with UVU has helped the Suazo Center educate potential and existing business owners. The Suazo Center was founded in 2002 in memory of Pete Suazo, Utah's first Latino state senator, and aids existing and potential entrepreneurs in our community. The Suazo Center serves more than 500 businesses a year.