Innovation of the Year recipients, from left, Kimberle Levin, Suzanne Holloman, Don Jefferson and Ayisha Sereni
by Burt Stein, Business Editor
for The Post Publications
BLUE BELL PA – Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) “2012 Innovation of the Year” award was recently presented to its Blue Bell-based Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, in collaboration with the college’s Woman-Owned Business Program.
The center works to spur economic development by offering a full range of services for entrepreneurs at every stage of business growth. It grew as an early idea from the woman-owned business program as a way to support local development of entrepreneurs from all backgrounds. That program now also includes an ongoing support group, the Montgomery County Woman-Owned Business Network.
Accepting the award were Suzanne Holloman, MCCC dean of workforce development and continuing education; Ayisha Sereni, real estate/management lecturer and the center’s interim director; Kimberle Levin, woman-owned business instructor, and Don Jefferson, business development specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The college annually recognizes one outstanding program or project as its Innovation of the Year award recipient. The projects are evaluated against criteria established by the League for Innovation in the Community College, headquartered in Phoenix AZ.
Photo from Montgomery County Community College