IRSC Remembers Roy Lambert

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

IRSC Remembers Roy Lambert

March 24, 2021 Suzanne Seldes

More than 25 years ago, Roy Lambert, an entrepreneur from Vero Beach, approached then IRSC President Dr. Edwin Massey about honoring local entrepreneurs. His idea was to recognize established business leaders in hopes of also inspiring budding entrepreneurs. From those conversations emerged the IRSC Foundation’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year event and a more than two-decades-long celebration of the region’s luminary business founders who exemplify exceptional commitments to the free enterprise system and have had positive impacts in both their personal and professional lives.

Today, Indian River State College and the Indian River State College Foundation mourn the passing of entrepreneur, philanthropist and friend, Roy Lambert.

Lambert’s commitment to Indian River State College and the entrepreneurial spirit continued beyond the awards program he helped establish. He founded the College’s Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneurship Program that encourages entrepreneurship through education and supports student entrepreneurial activities and instructional programs.  Each facet of this program reinforces the principles of free enterprise that have made our nation great. 

“Mr. Lambert has left a legacy on the College and on me personally because he has encouraged us to think in entrepreneurial ways with our educational endeavors,” shares Ann Decker, Executive Director of the IRSC Foundation.  “Mr. Lambert has been a true inspiration to everyone at IRSC.”

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