Published: February 15, 2010
Dr. Rebecca White, director of the Florida Entrepreneur Center at The
University of Tampa, was recently awarded the President’s Distinguished
Service Award by the United States Association for Small Business and
White has served the USASBE as chair
of its largest and most active division (pedagogy), as a board member,
as a liaison to the association’s interest groups and as a program
chair. She has also provided leadership in revamping the USASBE
distinguished awards program.
According to Michael Morris,
immediate past president of USASBE, White is one of the most deserving
recipients of the service award.
“Our experience is that Dr.
White brings a high level of professionalism and a strong standard of
excellence to every activity in which she is involved,” Morris said.
joined UT last August as the Distinguished Walter Chair in
Entrepreneurship. She had served as professor of management and director
of the Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute at Northern Kentucky
University. White received an MBA and a doctorate in strategic
management, marketing and entrepreneurship from Virginia Tech
Founded more than 25 years ago, USASBE is the
largest academic organization in the United States exclusively devoted
to entrepreneurship education and research.