Professor keynote speaker at Entrepreneurship Day

Corey Ciochetti

A college professor who teaches courses on business law and ethics is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at an upcoming event at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Corey Ciocchetti, an associate professor at the University of Denver, will discuss leadership and integrity during his presentation at the annual Entrepreneurship Day luncheon set for noon May 2 at the University Center Meyer Ballroom.

Individual tickets for the luncheon event sell for $65. Table sponsorships are available for $650 and leadership sponsorships for $1,200. For tickets or additional information, visit the website located at

Nominations will be accepted through April 10 for an annual award presented as part of Entrepreneurship Day.

Ciocchetti has won multiple teaching and speaking awards. The University of Denver Alumni Association named him outstanding professor of the year. He received the Joel Goldman Award for most respected speaker for CampusSpeak, which provides speakers and workshops to college campuses.

He’s the author of “Real Rabbits: Chasing an Authentic Life,” a book about the success that comes from contentment, personal relationships and character.

Ciocchetti holds a master’s degree in religious studies and bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics from the University of Denver as well as a law degree from the Duke University School of Law.

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award honors entrepreneurs who’ve contributed to the economic development of the region.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must have started a business or taken it to a significant new level, experienced at least three years of successful operations and contributed to the economic development of the region. Nominees also should exemplify entrepreneurial values.

Nomination letters should address the award criteria and be mailed to the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Committee, Department of Business Administration, attention Carlos Baldo, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.