EWU Entrepreneurship Earns Another Award, Global Attention

Friday, November 6, 2020

Eastern Washington University’s Center for Entrepreneurship continues to gain international recognition. Last week, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) awarded Eastern this year’s Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center award. The award is given annually to the top emerging entrepreneurship center, five or less years in development.

The GCEC, according to its website, is the premier academic organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based entrepreneurship programs. It has become the vehicle by which the top, established entrepreneurship programs, as well as emerging programs, can work together to share best practices, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of universities in teaching the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

The new honor isn’t the first for the Center for Entrepreneurship in 2020. In January, EWU took home the USASBE Model Emerging Entrepreneurship Program award. Given by the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, this award is widely recognized as the most coveted among entrepreneurship educators in the United States. Eastern is one of only two universities to have earned both awards.

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The USASBE also recently shined a spotlight on Bruce Teague, PhD, the founding director of the EWU Center for Entrepreneurship. You can read the full article by following the link below.

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InsideEWU caught up with Teague to learn more about what these honors mean for Eastern’s program, as well as current and future students.