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NACCE Celebrated GEW By Launching New NACCE 2013 Fellows Program

Tuesday, November 13, 2012   (0 Comments)
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CONTACT: Heather Van Sickle
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Applications for 2013 Fellows Due November 30

Springfield, MA – November 13, 2012 – The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, today kicked off its participation in this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week by announcing the launch of the NACCE Fellows Program. This new undertaking will engage six NACCE Fellows in applied research in entrepreneurship education in the fields of entrepreneurial leadership, curriculum and training and community outreach.

Applicants must respond to an RFP available at by 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2012, to be considered for the program. The positions are open to community college faculty, staff, administrators and leadership.

"The NACCE Fellows Program is an exciting new addition to our offerings that will benefit our members across the country by increasing their access to research and education that will help them support and grow entrepreneurship in their communities,” said NACCE Executive Director Heather Van Sickle. "We are extremely grateful to our partner, the Coleman Foundation, for providing the funding to support this program.”

Responsibilities of the NACCE Fellows will include conducting research, planning and executing events, publishing findings through NACCE media, and conducting outreach. While most responsibilities can be conducted remotely, fellows will be required to attend monthly teleconference meetings and participate in four regional NACCE Summits, a new educational program that is also being introduced by NACCE during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The NACCE Fellows will begin their duties at the start of 2013 with the fellowships running for a one-year period. Two NACCE Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,200 each; these individuals must have experience as a community college president. The other four NACCE Fellows will receive stipends of $6,000 each.

"All six NACCE Fellows must be with colleges that have demonstrated their leadership in entrepreneurship education by being organizational members of NACCE and by the college president having signed onto the commitments of our Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum,” said Van Sickle. The NACCE membership and presidential sign-on must be in place by the end of Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 16, 2012. These requirements will also be in place in future years for the NACCE Fellows program, so educators who are interested in participating in this program beyond 2013 should urge their colleges to become members of NACCE and the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum now.”


The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is an organization of educators, entrepreneurs, and distinguished business development professionals providing quality programs and services in entrepreneurship education and serving as advocates community-based entrepreneurship. Founded in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the "entrepreneurship movement.”

Through membership, an annual conference and exhibition, a quarterly journal, monthly webinars and podcasts, a dynamic list-serv, and other resources, NACCE serves as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurship education and student business incubation. These programs and courses advance economic prosperity in the communities served by its member colleges. NACCE is a founding member of the White House-led Startup America Partnership.


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