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Entrepreneurial Mindset
Center of Practice

Lead College: North Iowa Area Community College (IA)

North Iowa Area Community College has been working closely with the NACCE staff to expand member services by initiating a statewide entrepreneurial mindset program. Through their efforts, all presidents in the state have signed NACCE’s Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP), the guiding principles of the book, Community Colleges
as Incubators of Innovation

Interested in getting involved? Fill out the below form, and connect with our Entrepreneurial Mindset Center of Practice Leader Katie Calabrese. Share your best practices and concerns so that we can continue to support one another. 


Iowa's Statewide Curriculum:
 Entrepreneurial Mindset Exploration

  • 3 course series shared statewide
  • Student Success, Business & Outreach, Academic Success
  • Outcomes of courses:
    • Student Engagement
    • Community Engagement
    • Entrepreneurship Mindset Training
    • Career Exploration
    • Institutional Support and Resources
    • Increased state funding to support efforts
  • Instruction of Curriculum is executed by each Iowa Community College Developers

Entrepreneurial Mindset Center of Practice

Anne Strickland
Anne Strickland
Vice President NACCE
Center of Practice Leader
A.J. Gevock
Director, Regional Entrepreneurship Center Indian Hills Community College (641)685-5188
Seth Gilbert
Director of Organizational Development Northeast Iowa Community College (800)728-7367x106
Vada Grantham
Chair, Entrepreneurship Program Des Moines Area Community College (515)964-6348
Amy Pingel
Assistant Director, Community Education (515)574-1292
Tim Putnam
Tim Putnam
MPA Director - John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) (641)422-4192
Mark E. Stanley
VP of Economic and Workforce Development Iowa Western Community College (712)325-3375