The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is seeking nominations for three award programs as well as entrants for its annual Student Essay Contest. Winners will be honored at the 8th Annual NACCE Conference, to be held October 11-13, 2010, in Orlando, FL. Award nominations and student essays must be submitted by September 15, 2010.
New this year are the NACCE Recognition Awards, a series of 10 awards to be presented in the following categories: Innovation, Entrepreneurial President, Bootstrapper, Global Entrepreneurship Educator/Leader, Specialty & Outreach Programs, Curriculum Development and Enhancement, Supporting Existing Entrepreneurs, Marketing My Program, Effective Partnerships and Collaborations, Emerging Entrepreneurship Programs.
This year's awards line-up also includes:
Student Entrepreneurship Essay Contest: This essay contest solicits student essays explaining how entrepreneurship education at community colleges benefits students. The winner will receive a $500 stipend to cover the costs of travel plus a complimentary hotel room for two nights to attend the 8th Annual NACCE Conference where they will read their winning essay to the audience.
Alumni Entrepreneur Award: The Alumni Entrepreneur Award honors an entrepreneur and the community college they attended. Winner will receive a complimentary hotel room for two nights to attend the 8th Annual NACCE Conference where they will speak about their experiences with the community college and now as an entrepreneur.
Lifetime Achievement Award: This is NACCE's highest recognition to individuals who have clearly demonstrated a significant role in promoting entrepreneurship through their work and contributions to the field. The award will be presented in recognition of a lifetime of entrepreneurial achievement that encompasses the ideals of entrepreneurial activity - education, application, and giving back. Eligibility extends to those who have pursued a lifetime of successful venture creation.
Winners will be chosen and notified via e-mail on September 22, 2010.
About NACCE NACCE connects community college administrators and faculty with knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurial thinking, entrepreneurship education, and student business incubation. NACCE holds an annual conference and symposium, publishes a quarterly journal, hosts monthly webinars and podcasts and a dynamic list-serv, develops web resources such as shared entrepreneurship curricula and syllabi for faculty, and creates guides in beginning and sustaining entrepreneurship and student business incubation programs as well as tips for grant proposals specific to entrepreneurial endeavors at community colleges. For more information, visit http://www.nacce.com/.