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Be Recognized for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Now is your chance to be recognized nationally for entrepreneurship excellence at your college or center! At the 2016 NACCE national conference in October, NACCE announced a new, national recognition program. NACCE is accepting self-nominations from current NACCE members whose college presidents have signed the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP). Nominations, which will be accepted until February 15, 2017, will be reviewed and scored by an independent award committee, and finalists in each category will by notified by March 10, 2017. Winners will receive their awards during the NACCE Presidents' and Chancellors' Breakfast at the AACC Conference in April. Winners will receive additional acknowledgement, including:

  • A news release detailing the winners and their contributions
  • An article in the Spring/Summer issue of Community College Entrepreneurship
  • Recognition as innovators and leaders in NACCE social media outlets
  • Recognition as subject matter experts and NACCE resource in future initiatives.

"We have many enthusiastic and highly motivated entrepreneurial educators among our membership," said Rebecca Corbin, president and CEO of NACCE. "This national award gives them the chance to be recognized for their commitment and entrepreneurial results on a national stage, create content that helps their college in its reaccreditation effort, be part of best-practice examples that NACCE shares with community colleges across the country, and advance and document your entrepreneurship results in your local community."

In August, President Larry Ferguson, of Bevill State Community College in Sumiton, Alabama, signed the PFEP. "By taking the pledge, the college commits to helping the economic development of all the communities we serve, and this emphasis on entrepreneurship is a major step to accomplish this goal," said Ferguson.

NACCE initiated the PFEP in 2011. Since that time, hundreds of community college presidents throughout the country have signed the pledge. In 2015, the PFEP was validated via an independent study as an effective leadership method.

To submit your nomination, click here.

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*This article originally appeared in the Fall/Winter edition of NACCE's quarterly journal, Community College Entrepreneurship.

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