$25,0000 Video Competition Announced By NACCE
Friday, February 3, 2012
Posted by: Kristina Moy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heather Van Sickle
(413) 306-3131 ext.
COMPETITION ANNOUNCED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
5 Colleges Will Win Cash Prizes with 3-Minute Videos
Focused on Engaging Alumni in Entrepreneurship Education
MA – February 6, 2012 – The National Association for
Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has
announced a $25,000 video competition open to all community colleges across the
country. To enter NACCE’s "3 Minutes to
Win It: Engaging Alumni Entrepreneurs” contest colleges must submit a
three-minute video describing
– or better yet, showing – their most
innovative, out-of-the-box ideas that bring their alumni business owners back
onto their campus to connect with students, support entrepreneurial activities,
mentor a new generation of business owners or other activities that support
focusing on engaging alumni entrepreneurs and business owners in an
entrepreneurship education program because this is something that pays big
dividends for everyone involved,” said NACCE Executive Director Heather Van
Sickle. "Students and would-be business owners who are participating in credit
or credit-free entrepreneurship education programs benefit from seeing role
models and having mentors. The alumni get to give back to their communities,
which is something many people are eager to do. And the college benefits
because alumni that are engaged with the college are more likely to become
donors or to sponsor programs.”
The Coleman Foundation,
a Chicago-based foundation that has been a long-time supporter of
entrepreneurship education and of NACCE, has provided NACCE with $25,000 to
award to the colleges that produce the five best videos. Prizes are as follows:
place, $10,000; 2nd place, $6,000; 3rd place, $4,000; 4th
place, $3,000; and 5th place, $2,000.
funds may be used to launch new alumni outreach initiatives, to enhance or
scale-up current initiatives, or to better use and analyze existing alumni
data,” said Van Sickle. "The five winning colleges’ videos will be posted to
the NACCE website as part of the award announcement to enable other community
colleges to benefit from the ideas presented. We will also be posting
‘Honorable Mention’ videos so we’ll have a thorough library of ideas to share.”
are required to address one or more of these questions in their video:
is your community college reaching out to alumni entrepreneurs?
could your college improve how it engages with its alumni entrepreneurs?
are your alumni entrepreneurs making a difference at your community college?
does your innovative promising practice increase entrepreneurs’ engagement at
does your idea or promising practice create buzz and broader exposure of your college’s
commitment to entrepreneurship?
Videos must be received by NACCE by
March 30, 2012. Winners will be announced in the first week of May. For
details, visit http://www.nacce.com/?page=3MinElevatorGrants.
The National Association for Community
College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), which celebrates its 10th
anniversary this year, is an organization of educators, entrepreneurs, and
distinguished business development professionals providing quality programs and
services in entrepreneurship education and serving as advocates community-based
Founded in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the "entrepreneurship
membership, an annual conference and exhibition, a quarterly journal, monthly
webinars and podcasts, a dynamic list-serv, and other resources, NACCE serves
as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and successful
practices regarding entrepreneurship education and student business incubation.
These programs and courses advance economic prosperity in the communities
served by its member colleges.
NACCE is a founding member of the White
America Partnership. For more information, visit http://www.nacce.com.
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