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Student Entrepreneurship Award deadline Feb. 25

The Office of Research and Economic Development will be accepting nominations for the Jerry McGuire Student Entrepreneur Award until Feb. 25. The award is an annual $1,000 award for UNCG’s most entrepreneurial student or student team. Students may self-nominate or be nominated by others, and nominees may be any full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at UNCG. Eligible award winners could include students who have started businesses, social entrepreneurship ventures, on-campus programming, new clubs and organizations, as well as community service efforts. Individual students or teams of students may be nominated.

Jerry McGuire established UNCG’s Office of Technology Transfer in April, 2002 and served as its first director. Under his leadership, this department increased commercialization activities, as well as on-going research and innovation at UNCG. He was promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development in 2009. This fund was established in honor of Jerry’s retirement in 2014.

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