USF Presents “Busse Talks” Lecture for Students

October 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – As part of the USF Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership’s “Busse Talks” speaker series, Kirk Moriarty, director of business development at Greater Fort Wayne Inc., presented a lecture titled “Opportunity on the Edge of Greatness.” Moriarty spoke at the Historic Woman’s Club in the USF Business Center on October 3 in front of a crowd of USF business students. Moriarty’s presentation was about how USF students and other millennials could potentially live, work, play and be a part of a best-in-class Community.

USF freshman Adam Veeley, who is studying business administration, came away from the presentation feeling informed. He said, “I thought Mr. Moriarty did a nice job in explaining why all of the improvement efforts mattered. He explained the target market for these projects, and explained the purpose behind everything. I found his presentation to be interesting from a business perspective, but also as a citizen of Fort Wayne.”

Junior Paige Tomaszewski was thrilled to hear more about what is happening in the downtown area. “I love that we got to know what is going on in downtown Fort Wayne,” she said. “The riverfront and the landing are the two projects that I am most excited about. I am a junior this year and knowing all of the projects that are going to take place within the next ten years may persuade me into staying here in Fort Wayne after I graduate.”

Tomaszewski, who is studying risk management and insurance, praised the Busse Talks programs: “I personally love going to these presentations. I went to almost all of them last year. Programs such as this one are beneficial to students because we get to know important people from local businesses. I also believe that these presentations will help us gain insight on what employers are looking for or what kind of jobs will be available in the years to come.”


Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.