Southeast Community College’s Entrepreneurship Centerhas won an award in the 2010 Exemplary Initiatives Competition, sponsored by the National Council of Instructional Administrators, headquartered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
SCC’s Entrepreneurship Center won the Community and Workforce Needs category with its "Educating, Enhancing and Empowering Entrepreneurs: Igniting the Entrepreneurial Spirit” entry.
"NCIA officials told me that they believe we have a very unique program,” said Tim Mittan, director of SCC’s Center. "We think we have a unique product. It is something that most colleges do not do, because it combines the education with the community component. We wouldn’t be successful without the community piece.”
The Center serves as a resource for anyone needing entrepreneurial help, including entrepreneurship education, coaching and mentoring and incubation. Its mission is "to discover and develop the talents of individuals in order to enhance business and community through the creation and development of academic, research, outreach, and support initiatives that encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship and support entrepreneurs of all ages.”