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Cayuga CC Recognized at National Entrepreneurship Conference

DATE: 02-05-2008

At this year's fifth annual conference of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, Cayuga Community College was honored for creating the nation's first endowed chair in entrepreneurship at a community college. Funded by a $500,000 grant from the Emerson Foundation, the Fred L. Emerson Foundation Endowed Chair in Enterprise and Innovation signifies the college's commitment to foster innovation in business and community organizations through courses and outreach programs.

Thomas Goodrow, founder of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, awarded a plaque saluting Cayuga's leadership at the NACCE conference held in San Antonio in January. Some 450 attendees were on hand at the plenary session where Cayuga was honored.

Thomas J. Paczkowski, the professor who holds the Emerson chair, was unable to attend. He was among several professors leading Cayuga's January travel-study courses in London. Paczkowski's students explored International Business at venues including Lloyds of London, the London Stock Exchange, Harrods, and the Bank of England.

While Professor Paczkowski was unable to join us in Texas to receive recognition of entre