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USASBE Recognizes Top Entrepreneurship Programs

Thursday, January 24, 2013  
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 22, 2013 

Media Contact: Becky Gann, Executive Director

Email: becky.gann@belmont.edu

Phone: 615-460-2615

UNIVERSITIES RECOGNIZED AS TOP ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS BY USASBE

Nashville, Tenn., - The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE), known nationally as the premier association for entrepreneurship educators, has announced the winners of the annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards presented at the 27th Annual USASBE Conference in San Francisco, California.

The USASBE Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards are one of the organization’s most prestigious honors. The awards identify, recognize, celebrate and publicize excellence in entrepreneurship education in all forms and at all levels and are presented to exemplary programs that reflect innovation, quality, comprehensiveness, sustainability, transferability, depth ofsupport, and impact. USASBE is proud to recognize the 2013 award recipients:

USASBE National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program

Ball State University

USASBE National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

University of Florida

USASBE National Model PhD Entrepreneurship Program

Oklahoma State University

USASBE Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program

Millikin University

USASBE Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

USASBE Outstanding Entrepreneurship Program Abroad

University of Otago, New Zealand

USASBESpecial Recognition in Entrepreneurship Education Innovation

University of St. Thomas

The 2013 USASBE Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards were extremely competitive. All the judging teams commented on the strength of the written submissions and the presentations by the schools that were finalists for the seven awards. In nearly every award category, judges found selecting a winner to be difficult. Congratulations to all the finalists and especially the winners. You epitomize what the USASBE organization is about – advancing the art of entrepreneurship education.

-- Pat Dickson, USASBE President

Director, Business and Enterprise Management Degree Program

The Schools of Business

Wake Forest University

About USASBE

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) is the largest independent academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. As leaders in the emerging discipline of entrepreneurship, our members are making an impact on how we think about, conduct research on, design public policy around, and interact with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures. USASBE is built around four pillars that guide the ongoing development of our organization. The pillars include: entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship research, entrepreneurship outreach, and public policy. By fostering advances in each of these areas, we support the development of entrepreneurship educators who will in turn create the next generation of entrepreneurs.

With nearly 1000 members, USASBE represents over 430 colleges and universities across the United States and the globe. USASBE is the Network Advancing the Art of Entrepreneurship Education.

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