Distinguished Michigan Entrepreneur Thomas Cunnington Addresses Students at Westside Christian Academy's Master Class Series

High school students at Westside Christian Academy learned what it takes to become successful in business from a top serial entrepreneur, Thomas Cunnington.

Thomas Cunnington spoke to the students at Westside as part of the school’s Master Class Series focusing on STEM.  He addressed the issues of energy, engineering and entrepreneurship, telling the students, “Today companies are looking for people who are trained in the skills of science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM.”

Cunnington, formerly founder and past CEO of World Computer Inc., founder and past CEO of Cyton Corporation and former CEO of Ward Williston Oil Company is currently a partner in Cunnington and Cunnington, an independent professional advisory firm in Bloomfield Hills.

"Take advantage of all opportunities. Work harder than anyone else, come in early, and leave late; be focused. Know where you are going and how to get there and you will most likely get the success you deserve."

Thomas Cunnington


“Take advantage of all opportunities. Work harder than anyone else, come in early, and leave late," Cunnington said. “And be focused.  Know where you are going and how to get there and you will most likely get the success you deserve.”

Cunnington holds a BS in engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Babson College. His leadership experience started when he was a Captain in the United States Army.  At Westside, he provided the students with a bright outlook for a future in the business world.  “Keep Jesus first in all you do and dream big dreams,” he said. “Be persistent and don’t ever give up.”

Henry Wells III, campus principal and head added, "At Westside, we continue to equip our students with the skills they need to compete in the real-world, showing them a multitude of career possibilities in all areas of STEM.”


Westside Christian Academy is a beacon of hope providing children a holistic, Christ-centered education in a loving community. Founded in 1994, Westside Christian Academy is located at 9540 Bramell Street on the western edge of Detroit.  Westside Christian Academy is led by Mr. Henry Wells, Campus Principal and Head, and is supported by a board of directors dedicated to excellence. Graduates of Westside can be found in colleges and universities, the military and various careers such as business, education, ministry and law enforcement. 313-255-5760, www.westsideca.org

For more information contact Nancy Thompson 248-496-4965 nancy.uptownpr@gmail.com

Source: Westside Christian Academy


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