Ben Brooks, founding partner of Southern Capitol Ventures, has agreed to serve as a member of Elon University’s venture capital board and also will speak regularly at programs offered by the university’s Love School of Businesses.

To further help the business school, the venture firm will sponsor a student scholarship.

Elon, a private institution, was founded in 1889. It recently was cited as one of U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 universities in the South.

“We are very pleased to have a working relationship with one of the leading early stage venture capital firms in the Southeast,” said Barth Strempek of the Love School of Business, in a statement. “The time we receive from Ben and the financial support we receive from his firm will help further strengthen our business programs.”

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