Entrepreneurial Center Earns College ‘Innovation’ Award
Monday, June 18, 2012
Posted by: Kristina Moy
(Original Article from The Main Street Post)
by Burt Stein, Business Editor
for The Post Publications
BLUE BELL PA – Montgomery County Community College’s
(MCCC) "2012 Innovation of the Year” award was recently presented to
its Blue Bell-based Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, in collaboration
with the college’s Woman-Owned Business Program.
The center works to spur economic development by offering a full
range of services for entrepreneurs at every stage of business growth.
It grew as an early idea from the woman-owned business program as a way
to support local development of entrepreneurs from all backgrounds. That
program now also includes an ongoing support group, the Montgomery
County Woman-Owned Business Network.
Accepting the award were Suzanne Holloman, MCCC dean of workforce
development and continuing education; Ayisha Sereni, real
estate/management lecturer and the center’s interim director; Kimberle
Levin, woman-owned business instructor, and Don Jefferson, business
development specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The college annually recognizes one outstanding program or project as
its Innovation of the Year award recipient. The projects are evaluated
against criteria established by the League for Innovation in the
Community College, headquartered in Phoenix AZ.