Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship

Ecopreneurship Conference

October 29, 2014

Environmental Entrepreneurship Conference

"From Trash to Treasure"

Listen to entrepreneurs describe joining the green economy with businesses that use waste to create value.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Check-in begins at 5:00
Pizza served at 5:30
Program 6:00-7:30
Reed Auditorium, TSC
Registration: FREE for Drury students, thanks to SGA!
Community participants-$15
Email registration to Tammy Rogers at tammy@drury.edu
Call (417) 873-6357 with questions

5th Annual Ecopreneurship Panel


Dr. Don Rollins

Rollins' career as a veterinarian began in a mixed, large and small, animal practice in Mountain Grove, Missouri. Relocating to Springfield in 1976, he assumed the position of Technical Veterinary Advisor to the milk marketing cooperative Mid-American Dairymen, Inc. He held various positions there and at Archer consultant. From 1995-2009, he owned and operated Animal Health and Nutrition Services, LLC, providing large dairies and feedlots with recovered resources, field research and development of value added products, utilizing recovered resources from manufacturing byproducts and human food plants. He retired in 2009. Dr. Rollins is a member of the Breech Advisory Board.

Luke Westerman

Luke is the co-owner and general manager of Computer Recycling Center in Springfield, Missouri. Computer Recycling Center is committed to providing a SECURE, RESPONSIBLE way for businesses and individuals to dispose of and recycle their unwanted electronic devices, appliances and universal waste. Luke and his team have improved the processes and expanded the offering of services at Computer Recycling Center, where only 1% of what they recycle goes to the landfill. Luke earned a BA in Physics and an MBA from Drury University. He served at Springfield Remanufacturing in a variety of positions, eventually becoming Director of Quality Assurance. Luke is active in the Springfield community, serving on the United Way, Rotary and other boards of directors. Luke has been married to his lovely wife, Kristen, since 2003 and they have three children.