Allan P. Kirby Center
65 West South Street 570-408-4590 (T) 570-408-4591 (F) Email
This beautiful building houses the
Kirby Center and its Allan P. Kirby, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. The professor directs the Center's activities, develops and teaches courses in entrepreneurship, and fosters and promotes economic freedom and independence through a variety of programs including our team of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).
In addition to the formal academic courses in various aspects of entrepreneurship, the Center offers unique internship and real-world-based project opportunities. The Center also sponsors special seminars and programs.
If you were at Wilkes in 1993
you saw the "birth" of the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. The Center was established by Mr. Allan P. Kirby, Jr., a member of the Wilkes Board of Trustees, who made the generous gift in honor of his father.
Allan Price Kirby, Jr., is the grandson of the famed businessman F.M. Kirby, one of the founders of the F.W. Woolworth Company, a pioneer in the "Five-and-Dime" retail industry. Wilkes' Kirby Hall is named for him.