Dr. Stacey Bolin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from ECU. After working as a web programmer for several years, she earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. In 2015, she earned a Doctor of Business Administration degree in Technology Entrepreneurship from Walden University. While attending OU, Dr. Bolin worked in her family’s growing business. Dr. Bolin and her husband, Brandon, successfully added two ATV and UTV lines to better serve the needs of an ever-changing agricultural customer base. In 2008, she became the sales manager for a six-store, $40 million John Deere dealership servicing eastern Oklahoma and actively led and trained a growing sales force, managed seasonal inventory levels, and developed and implemented the corporate marketing strategy. Dr. Bolin and her husband also started, ran, and then sold another business venture. Dr. Bolin returned to academics in the fall of 2011 ready to share her education and experiences with the students at ECU. She was named the George Nigh award winner and was named to the USA Today All-American Academic Team during her senior year at ECU. As the Director of the Wilburn L. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship in the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, Dr. Bolin started the Tiger Tank Pitch Competition for high school and college students and coaches ECU teams for the Oklahoma Governor’s Cup competition, helping three teams reach the finals, one of which finished second in the state in the Spring of 2014. In the Spring of 2015, Dr. Bolin returned to the Governor's Cup and her teams proudly brought back first, second, and third place. Dr. Bolin chairs the executive committee for Oklahoma Business Week and directs the one-week high school camp each summer. In addition to participating in the activities of the Associa tion of Collegiate Marketing Educators, she also serves as the webmaster for the organization. As an active grant writer, Dr. Bolin helped secure funding to host ECU’s Explorations in Computer Science and Robotics Summer Academy that she also co-directed, from 2012-2014 and will be receiving additional funds for the program in 2016. Dr. Bolin serves on the Pontotoc County Career Discovery Day committee.