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Nominations are now being accepted for the John E. Hughes Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy, the Max S. Wortman, Jr. Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship, and the Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award. These three awards provide USASBE’s highest recognition to individuals who have demonstrated clearly a significant leadership role in promoting entrepreneurship through their work and contributions to the field.

John E. Hughes Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy

The John E. Hughes Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy recognizes an individual who has consistently over time contributed encouragement; support; physical, and/or intellectual resources; time; talent and/or skills; development; and/or financial contribution to further the field of entrepreneurship and support structures that nuture emerging and practicing business owners. These individuals actively support entrepreneurship in education, practice, and/or other venues. Nominees need not have founded a company (or organization) and may come from the corporate world or any level of academia.

Nominee Criteria
  • All nominees shall have risen to the highest level of advocacy of entrepreneurship in either academia or practice.
  • Nominees should be an individual who has consistently provided encouragement; support; physical, and/or intellectual, resources; time; talent and/or skills; to fostering entrepreneurship in education, practice, and/or other venues.
  • Candidates should demonstrate development; and/or financial contribution to further the cause of entrepreneurship.
  • Nominees need not have founded a company (or organization) and may come from the corporate world or any level of academia.
  • Organizations, both profit and non-profit, as well as individuals are eligible for this award.
  • Recipient must be present at the USASBE Annual Meeting to receive the award.
  • Award may not be made every year.

See past winnersSubmit your nomination here.

Max S. Wortman, Jr. / USASBE Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship

The Max S. Wortman, Jr. /USASBE Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship was instituted on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). The award is presented to a worthy recipient in recognition for a lifetime of entrepreneurial achievement that encompasses the ideals of entrepreneurial activity. Eligibility extends both to those whose life’s pursuits supported and advocated entrepreneurial ideals as well as those who have pursued a lifetime of successful venture creation. The Awards Committee shall consider the originality, depth, breadth and impact of the entire body of the nominees'
entrepreneurial pursuits and impact.

 

Nominee Criteria

  • All nominees shall have risen to the highest level of entrepreneurial achievement in either academia or practice throughout the nominee’s lifetime.
  • Nominees should be an individual or organization who (which) has consistently demonstrated an unwavering drive, dedication, and determination for pursuing entrepreneurism in education, commerce, and/or other venues.
  • Candidates should have devoted a lifetime of commitment to individual, organizational, and/or social entrepreneurship.
  • Nominees need not have founded a company (or organization) and may come from the corporate world or any level of academia.
  • Organizations, both profit and non-profit, as well as individuals are eligible for this award.
  • Recipient must be present at the USASBE Annual Meeting to receive the award. Exceptions may be made for reasons of health. This award may be made posthumously.
  • Award may not be made every year.

See past winnersSubmit your nomination here.

 

Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

The Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year is given to an individual who has provided distinguished leadership over a number of years within the field of entrepreneurship education. Winners will typically have contributed substantive advancements to the way in which scholars think about and approach entrepreneurship teaching and learning.

Nominee Criteria
  • Nominees should have a distinguished record over a number of years of contributing to the way entrepreneurship is taught and learned.
  • Candidates should have contributed significant innovations to curriculum design, course development, teaching methodologies, and/or pedagogical tools and approaches.
  • Nominees should be noted for their excellence in the classroom.
  • Consideration is given to the individuals reputation for mentoring and working with students.
  • The recipient must be present at the USASBE Annual Meeting to receive the award.
  • Award may not be made every year.

See past winnersSubmit your nomination here.

Nominations for the 2017 awards are due no later than November 11, 2016. To submit your nomination, please complete the nomination form.

 

 

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