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Published: January 11, 2016

UT Entrepreneurship Center Wins Global Award for Teaching

The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa has been awarded the Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).

The GCEC awards are judged by peer entrepreneurship directors to recognize the very best in entrepreneurship education, according to Donald F. Kuratko, executive and academic director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington.

“The University of Tampa captured the Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award because Dr. White and her entire team have established their program as one of the finest models in the world today,” Kuratko said. “It was a most deserving award.”

Previous winners of the award include the University of Texas-Dallas, Belmont University, Villanova University, University of Maryland-College Park, Wake Forest University, Boston University, Ball State University and Northern Kentucky University.

Kathleen Allen, professor in the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, presented this year’s award and stated that the judges found UT represents “the leading edge of innovation in entrepreneurship education.”

“The program stands out by its bringing together of learning, facilities and community that creates a powerful platform allowing aspiring entrepreneurs to transition from classroom to practice,” Allen said.

For more information about the award, see

Three student entrepreneurs won cash prizes to put toward their businesses in the finals of the C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creating Real Entrepreneurial Actions Through Education) Business Idea Competition.
The Princeton Review has ranked UT’s entrepreneurship program as the 15th-best program nationally for undergraduate programs and the 16th-best program for graduate programs.
Rebecca J. White, professor of entrepreneurship, received the prestigious Legacy Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).