For the past two years, Darren MacDonald (BSCK’96) has used the global pandemic as an excuse to go back to school for another Master’s degree.

In May he graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an MBA from the Gies College of Business specializing in Strategic Innovation & Entrepreneurship as well as Digital Marketing.

Darren was part of the “great resignation” leaving his director position at CBU to join a small, virtual team at Mashup Lab focused on unleashing the potential of rural entrepreneurship across North America.