Three Will Win Awards at NACCE Conference
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
An entrepreneur, a faculty member, and a student will be on hand to be honored with prestigious awards at the 5th Annual NACCE Conference. Introduced at the 2007 conference, the three annual awards that will be presented in San Antonio on January 7 are:
• Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by E-Myth Worldwide®: This award
honors a successful entrepreneur who attended a community college; the award
provides a $2,000 prize to the winner’s college in his/her name. The prize money is
to be used to support entrepreneurship. To qualify for this honor, the entrepreneur
must have been in business for at least three years and have $500,000 plus in
annual gross revenue.
• Entrepreneurship Faculty of the Year Award, sponsored by NACCE: This award honors a community college educator who inspires students through teaching entrepreneurship. The prize includes $1,000 to the contest winner and an additional $1,000 to the winner’s community college.
• Student Essay Contest, co-sponsored by The New York Times and NACCE: Community college students were asked to write essays about how entrepreneurship education at their schools has benefited them and other students. The winning essayist will receive $1,000 and his/her community college will also receive $1,000.
If you’re attending the NACCE Conference, be sure to join us at 1:30 p.m. on January 7 for the announcement of these award winners. For more information on how your school can participate in these award programs next year, you can view the details at www.nacce.com