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Hagerman Makes List of Indiana Rising Stars

Monday, February 19, 2018
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Alumna and Vice President of Rose-Hulman Ventures & Corporate Engagement Elizabeth Hagerman has been named one of the Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40 for 2018.

Rose-Hulman’s Elizabeth Hagerman has been named one of Indiana’s most promising young professionals by the Indianapolis Business Journal in the publication’s annual Forty Under 40 designation.

Hagerman joined the institute as Vice President of Rose-Hulman Ventures in 2012.

“In her time here, Elizabeth has made a significant difference in the quality of education we offer at Rose-Hulman. Her work at Ventures has prepared an entire cadre of students who are uniquely positioned to be future STEM leaders, while their talents give Ventures’ clients access to creative and valuable engineering solutions,” says Rose-Hulman President Jim Conwell, who nominated Hagerman for the distinction.

After graduating from the institute in 2000 with a degree in chemical engineering, Hagerman later earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from UCLA in biomedical engineering. Before returning to her alma mater, she served in several roles at Baxter Healthcare in Los Angeles, including as senior medical affairs manager.

Hagerman was a member of the Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees from 2009 until 2012, received the institute’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 2008 and earned an honorary doctorate from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2013.

“I’m so proud of the way Rose-Hulman Ventures has experimented with additions to our core operational model for the sake of improving our business practices and extending our benefits to wider audiences,” Hagerman says. “We’ve tested new ways to engage faculty in our engineering work with client companies, as well as tested models that allow students to incorporate their internship experience into their academic degree.”

The IBJ has been publishing its Forty Under 40 since 1993. Hagerman was named to the list on February 9 for her success forging partnerships with businesses across Indiana, connecting Rose-Hulman’s student talent pool to hands-on experiences and helping to create the next generation of Indiana tech entrepreneurs, according to the publication.