NACCE Observes National Entrepreneurship Week with Launch of New Book on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

By: Feb. 19, 2019
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NACCE Observes National Entrepreneurship Week with Launch of New Book on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week with book debut.

New Book Unveiled at Entrepreneurship Week Observance with Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation's leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, celebrated National Entrepreneurship Week February 16-23, by launching its new book, Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Communities and Students. The launch took place during a VIP reception hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in Washington, D.C.

"This book addresses the urgent need for community colleges to prioritize entrepreneurship education both to remain relevant in a changing economy and to graduate students with the flexible and interdisciplinary mindsets needed for the future of society," said NACCE President and CEO Rebecca Corbin, Ed.D. "It defines the key constructs for achieving this objective and describes how to create entrepreneurial learning environments. It is fitting that we were able to debut the book during a national celebration of entrepreneurship."

"A recurrent theme, and now an imperative, is the reality that if we are to meet the challenges of the second century of the community college movement, we must begin to think and behave very differently," said ACCT President and CEO and former NACCE board member J. Noah Brown, who wrote the book's Afterword. "To meet the needs of students and communities, we must adopt an entrepreneurial mindset - letting our passion dictate our direction while exercising moral courage and risk-taking to shift the curve of decision making by rejecting the status quo. To meet and conquer our challenges we must infuse our leadership with entrepreneurial principles."

James Mabry, president of Middlesex Community College in Lowell, Massachusetts and a NACCE board member, along with Jee Hang Lee, vice president for Public Policy & External Relations for ACCT and NACCE board member, also attended the book launch, which followed policy discussions with entrepreneurship leaders from throughout the country as part of National Entrepreneurship Week. In addition to Brown, community college administrators, faculty, foundation executives, and entrepreneurship thought leaders contributed to NACCE's new book.

Proceeds from book sales will be directed to a scholarship fund for professional development for community college faculty and staff for entrepreneurship training. To order, call 800 232-0223 or email:; or visit Use code NACCE8 at checkout to receive a 20% pre-order discount until February 28, 2019.

NACCE is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents, and entrepreneurs focused on igniting entrepreneurship in their communities and on their campuses. Its mission is to provide leadership and sustainable, scalable resources to foster entrepreneurial thinking and action in one of the largest entrepreneurial ecosystems in North America. The association represents 300+ community and technical colleges and 2,000 faculty, staff, administrators, and presidents who serve more than 3.3 million students.

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Contact: Rebecca Corbin
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