November 09, 2005

TCU's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Chapter Wins National Awards

For Immediate Release

Holly Preston
PR/Marketing Coordinator
Neeley School of Business
(817) 257-7768

TCU's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Chapter Wins National Awards

TCU's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) recently won three awards for excellence at the annual CEO Conference in Orlando. The chapter was recognized for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, and Chapter Advisor of the Year.

Sponsored by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Program (NEP), the TCU CEO chapter was named the best CEO Chapter in the country in 2003 and was honored for its website and recruitment efforts at last year's national conference. At this year's conference, the chapter received the Teaching Entrepreneurship Award in recognition of the Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program run in partnership with business incubator Tech Fort Worth. In addition, the chapter took home the Mentoring Award for the Neeley Entrepreneurship Mentor Program, which matches TCU students with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the region. Finally, the Best Chapter Advisor Award was given to David Minor, William M. Dickey Entrepreneur in Residence and Director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Program, for his work with the TCU CEO Chapter.

The TCU CEO chapter has over 100 members and is the undergraduate extracurricular arm of the nationally-recognized Neeley Entrepreneurship Program at TCU. CEO Club students can participate in both the Mentor and Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars programs noted above as well as attend regular speaker events and the popular Dinner with the CEO for CEO meetings. Additionally students can participate in the annual Entrepreneurs Expo, take trips to entrepreneurial companies around Texas, and participate in the judging process for the Small Business of the Year Awards Program.

About the Neeley Entrepreneurship Program
The entrepreneurship program of the M.J. Neeley School of Business at TCU is ranked in the top two percent in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and has been listed among the top 20 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in America by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The program's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) Club has been named the best CEO chapter in the country. Additionally, NASDAQ recognized the program's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as a "Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence." Undergraduates can major in entrepreneurial management, and graduate students can earn a concentration in entrepreneurship.