Legacy Awards Updated

The Legacy Award

For pioneering and directing a university entrepreneurship center that created a legacy impact on the field of entrepreneurship

2022 Winners

Duncan Moore

The Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering Science, professor of optics and biomedical engineering and professor of business administration at the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration

Carol Reeves

Associate vice provost for entrepreneurship and the Cecil and Gwendolyn Cupp Applied Professorship in Entrepreneurship at the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of Business

2021 Winners

Linda Darragh 

The Larry Levy Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

Northwestern University

Jack M. Gill, PhD

Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship.- Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Michael Morris, PhD 

Professor of Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation,Keough School of Global Affairs

University of Notre Dame

2020 Winners

Patricia (Pat) Henriques Posthumous Legacy Award Winner

Dianne Welsh

Hayes Distinguished Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship

Edward Roberts

Founder and Chair

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

2019 Winners

Saras Sarasvathy

Paul M. Hammaker Professor in Business Administration

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Ted Zoller

T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

2018 Winner

Harold P. Welsch

DePaul University

2016 Winner

Donald F. Kuratko

Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Indiana University – Bloomington

2015 Winner

Thomas J. (Tom) O’Malia

University of Southern California

2012 Winner

Dr. Rudolph (Rudy) P. Lamone

University of Maryland

Dr. Gary D. Libecap

University of Arizona & University of California-Santa Barbara