|Lifetime Achievement and Advocacy Awards|
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.
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.
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.
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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