The NACCE Fellows’ are
on the job!
So, what is this NACCE Fellows
program again and what does it mean to you? Here’s the scoop:
NACCE has awarded its first-ever
one-year fellowships that will include
applied research in entrepreneurship education and will improve NACCE’s
educational offerings to members. The areas of focus will be Curriculum and
Training and Community Outreach.
Let us introduce ourselves:
The Curriculum Fellows are:
Dakota County Technical College
Amy Valente, Cayuga
Outreach Fellows are:
Gary Muller, Catawba
Valley Community College
Tim Putnam, North Iowa Area Community College
The Fellows program is a way in which practitioners from the
NACCE membership base can contribute to NACCE and their members in a meaningful
way. As with many initial programs, the Fellows initiative has ambitious goals
and objectives. The NACCE Fellows will provide direct support to two
initiatives: NACCE Regional Summits and Sam’s Club Shared Vision for Small
The NACCE Regional Summits are: Rio Saldo College, California’s
Economic and Workforce Development’s Business and Entrepreneurship Program,
Miami Dade College, Catawba Valley Community College, Ridgewater College and New River Community and Technical Colleges .
The Sam’s Club Shared Vision for Small Business schools are:
Fox Valley Technical College,
Long Beach City College, North
Seattle Community College and South
Mountain Community College.
As we work with each of the colleges initiatives we will
report out what we are seeing discovering and learning as we go. We will
be collecting data from these projects and will try to make it meaningful.
The other area we’ll be playing close attention to is how colleges are
working to fulfill the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge.
We are all are very excited about this NACCE Fellows
opportunity and at the same time overwhelmed with both the gratitude of having
been selected to take on this role and the responsibility to make this a
meaningful investment for the stakeholders. The NACCE organization is always
evolving and trying to find ways to better support their base and to bring to
its members meaningful programs and content. If the Fellows program is
successful in doing this, their value grows through increased new members and
retention of their existing clients.
Gary and Tim will be posting updates, insights and findings
on the NACCE Fellows Blog. We hope to provide insight from behind the scenes
and provide a variety of perspectives from the field as the year goes on.
Finally, we want to hear back from you, the NACCE Nation, about what’s on your
mind, what questions you have, and how the Fellows can provide meaningful
information and insight to you.
Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley, Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Muller, email@example.com
Tim Putnam, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Valente, email@example.com