GROVE CITY – Grove City College’s Entrepreneurship program captured the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Model Emerging Program Award in recognition of the College’s “bold and innovative” approach.

Yvonne English ’97, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation (E+I) at Grove City College, accepted the award at a gala dinner Jan. 13 during the association’s annual conference in Los Angeles.

“USASBE is regarded as the leading association in the field, and receiving the USASBE Model Emerging Program Award is a major accomplishment for the College,” English said. “The award has already generated greater awareness and interest in our Entrepreneurship program. I was mobbed after the gala with inquiries and requests from other schools and programs to see our center and collaborate with us. It’s an exciting time for Entrepreneurship at Grove City College.”

The USASBE advances entrepreneurship education through teaching, scholarship and practice. Their Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards recognize colleges and universities that offer “bold and innovative programs that make an impact in the field of entrepreneurship education.”

The Model Emerging Program Award distinguishes new or revised entrepreneurship programs that demonstrate “signs of innovation, boldness and student impact.”

English submitted the College’s application for the award in the fall, primarily because USASBE promised to provide feedback to all applicants regarding their respective applications and programs.

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