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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – April 27, 2017 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) publicized FTCC as the national winner of the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge College of Excellence Award for demonstrating entrepreneurial excellence in “Increasing Entrepreneurs Engagement in Community Colleges.” NACCE is the the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, announced the winners of a national competition for entrepreneurial excellence among its member colleges.

FTCC received the award during the NACCE Presidents’ and Chancellors’ Breakfast at the AACC Conference on April 24 in New Orleans. In addition to being recognized at the conference, FTCC will receive a feature article in NACCE’s quarterly journal, Community College Entrepreneurship; be highlighted as an innovator on NACCE’s social media platforms; and be identified as a subject-matter expert for future articles, speaking events, and other venues.

“The Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge serves as the foundation for entrepreneurial leadership in our member colleges,” said Rebecca Corbin, Ed.D., president and CEO of NACCE. “If you are doing innovative work, you deserve to be recognized and share what you are doing as part of our best-practice examples on a national level. This is the essence of the College of Excellence Award.” For more information, visit


The National Associate for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents, and entrepreneurs focused on inciting entrepreneurship in their community and on their campus. NACCE has two main goals: to empower the college to approach the business of running a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset and to grow the community college’s role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their local ecosystem. NACCE has over 330 member colleges, representing nearly 2,000 members and approximately 3.3 million students.

Fayetteville Technical Community College was established in 1961 and serves over 40,000 students annually by providing over 200 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs to meet students’ needs and desires as well as the community. Visit FTCC’s website at Like us on Facebook / Follow us on Twitter @faytechcc.