The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) announced Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship as the winner of the 2022 Nasdaq Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, the highest honor presented during the 2022 GCEC Awards.
The announcement was made on October 29 as part of the GCEC annual conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Nasdaq Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Award has traditionally recognized a single program each year but was expanded in 2021 to recognize the best from a university with less than 5,000 students and the best from one with more than 5,000. This year’s winners included Babson College, The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship (less than 5,000 students), and Iowa State University, the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship (more than 5,000 students).
“Although this is an entrepreneurship center award, everyone at Iowa State University should celebrate this recognition,” said Judi Eyles, Director of the Pappajohn Center in a press release. Our cross-campus, comprehensive programs to educate and support entrepreneurs of all kinds are truly unique. Those who have worked previously at the Pappajohn Center and the dynamic and hard-working team here today helped us to achieve this significant award. We are honored and delighted.”
Iowa State was also recognized as a finalist for the Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines Award.