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Innovations Living-Learning Community

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Innovations LLC


The Innovations Living-Learning Community prepares students to become future entrepreneurs, innovators, business, and community leaders by emphasizing creativity, teamwork, and collaboration.  The Innovation LLC provides residents with opportunities to gain experiences in entrepreneurship and innovation. Individuals selected for this community will work in teams to develop and cultivate unique ideas and concepts. A primary goal is to foster students ability to develop these ideas into a successful product, process, or business. Students will also learn how to create business plans, budgets, and marketing plans, along with developing elevator pitches and working prototypes.  Residents will have access to financial and personnel resources that support innovation progression, and will participate in regular professional development activities with experienced academic, business, and community leaders. Finally, students will have the opportunity to showcase their efforts in a semester-ending competition with the other teams within Innovation LLC.. 

The Innovations Living-Learning Community is a partnership of the College of Business and Technology and the Department of Housing and Residence Life.  This community is housed at Centennial Hall.

Community Requirements:

  • Students must be declared majors or minors in the College of Business and Technology.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Innovations LLC by participating in activities and programs throughout the academic year and committing to the Innovations Community Standards, which includes a commitment to participate in regular community gatherings, plenary sessions with faculty/community/business leaders, and social activities.  It also means committing to residing in an assigned space in the Innovations Living-Learning Community. 
  • Students must complete the Living-Learning Community application (either completed as part of the application for Housing, or by logging in here) and be selected to the community.

To stay in the Innovations Living-Learning Community, students must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the Living-Learning Community by participating fully in programs and activities throughout the semester.  Attendance will be taken regularly, and residents who do not participate in at least 70% of the planned activities in the LLC may be asked to leave at the end of the semester. 
  • Be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Be in good standing with regards to student conduct. 


To view full website through the College of Business and Technology, click here.



Community Coordinator Bio

Stephen Hendrix

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Greetings! My name is Stephen Hendrix and I am an Instructor with the Department of Computing here at ETSU. I have the honor and privilege to teach courses in Management Information Systems and Web Design and Development.  I graduated with my B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences in 2003 and my M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences in 2005.

I am blessed to be married to my beautiful wife Valerie since 2007.  We have two red headed, Frozen obsessed daughters Hailey and Brooklyn.  

If there is anything I can do for you or any questions I can answer for you, please feel free to contact me at  or @StephenHendrix on Twitter.

Community Coordinator Bio :

Bill McTier


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I am currently a Lecturer in the Management and Marketing department in the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University, and teach a wide variety of management and marketing courses.
My successful business experience includes positions as business owner, sales professional, and consultant. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University and a Masters in Business Administration degree from East Tennessee State University. I am a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and serve on the East Tennessee State University College of Business and Technology Advisory Board and the E.T.S.U. A.M.B.A. Alumni Board.
I enjoy reading, music, and playing golf. 
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