No alternative text description for this imageNathalie was honored to be named a Longenecker Fellow and also receive the Entrepreneurship Education Innovator Award by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) during the their annual conference in January.

The USASBE is a national organization, founded in 1981, that advances entrepreneurship education through teaching, scholarship and practice.
The Longenecker Fellow recognizes the achievements of those whose passion and burning desire for small business and entrepreneurship is reflected in their teaching, writing, research, training and public service and the innovator award recognizes a higher education faculty member who has demonstrated extraordinary pedagogy and/or research in minority and/or women’s entrepreneurship. The Longenecker Fellow is USASBE’s highest honor.

Nathalie shared she was was honored to receive these awards. Under Nathalie’s leadership in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Purdue was one of the first universities to see the value in cross-campus entrepreneurship education and she has been fortunate to lead and scale this model. “Along the way, I recognized and experienced the stereotypes and biases around entrepreneurship that persist, and have worked hard to incorporate this into programming and research,” said Nathalie.

“Nathalie’s accomplishments and contributions to entrepreneurship education are truly remarkable,” said USASBE Longenecker Fellows director Jeff Hornsby. “For nearly two decades, her diverse research portfolio, her role in building outstanding programming and assessment frameworks, and her advocacy for engaging entrepreneurial pedagogy at the university level have made her a trusted and respected leader in the field of entrepreneurship education.”