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Heather Van Sickle Entrepreneurial College Award

Nominations are now closed.


The entrepreneurial college signifies schools that demonstrate a strong commitment to entrepreneurship both inside and outside the classroom, and has faculty, students, alumni, community members, and business and industry actively involved and successful in entrepreneurial endeavors. Specifically, this recognition is rooted in the NACCE Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP) that underscores the belief that community and technical colleges are ideally positioned to take the lead in furthering entrepreneurship and supporting local economic development.

Nomination Criteria
All nominations must comply with the following criteria:

  • Nominations are for NACCE member colleges whose presidents have signed onto the PFEP.
  • Nominations must include how the college demonstrates a strong commitment to entrepreneurship through one or more of the following action steps:
    • Created internal or external teams dedicated to entrepreneurship
    • Increased entrepreneurs’ engagement at their college
    • Engaged in industry cluster development
    • Leveraged their college and community assets to spur innovation and job creation
    • Created buzz and broad exposure of their commitment to entrepreneurship
  • The Winning College must have representatives attend the conference to receive the award

The Nomination Form will be available here on April 16, 2018


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