“And, while singing the anthem for the Blackhawks is an honor and a thrill, it is not the only thing I am capable of doing. I want to sing many kinds of music,” the classically trained former opera singer told the students.There are more than a few business programs in Chicago proper, including Booth and Kellogg, and DePaul and Loyola and Illinois-Chicago.
He is currently working on an album of patriotic music, and would love to sing with the Boston Pops, perform with a live orchestra in Grant Park during Fourth of July fireworks or sing at The Lincoln Center.
Mr Cornelison is working with Northern Illinois University.
Helping build the “Jim Cornelison brand” and laying out a pathway toward reaching those goals will be a pair of NIU students who will spend the semester hammering out a business plan as part of their coursework in applied entrepreneurialism, said NIU alum and entrepreneur Eric Wasowicz, who teaches the course.The competition is open to all students in the entrepreneurship class. Their first assignment is to submit a "napkin sketch" of their plan.
“It’s not like we are teaching math here, where the answer to everything has been known for 2,000 years,” Wasowiz said. “Diving into the unknown is the very spirit of entrepreneurialism.”The story includes video of a Cornelison performance, with colorguard, in the atrium at the College of Business.