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Morrisville State College Professor Receives Kudos For Entrepreneurial Endeavors

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Morrisville State College Professor Dr. Emad Rahim was recently recognized for his entrepreneurial endeavors.

Rahim, of Syracuse, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and small business management, received a 2010 Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Award from the Experiential Classroom XI Program and has also been named a 2011 Beyster Institute Scholar Fellow.

The 2010 Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Award, sponsored by Indiana University, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, was presented recently at the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Rahim received the award after participating in the Experiential Classroom program, which was launched in 2000 as part of the Lifelong Learning for Entrepreneurship Education Professionals (LLEEP) partnership to explore the future of entrepreneurship education and address the growing need for high-quality teachers in the field.

Throughout the past 10 years, more than 700 faculty members from around the world have attended the Experiential Classroom, sharing leading-edge teaching practices and enhancing teaching skills.

Rahim shares the award, based on entrepreneurial teaching excellence, with two teammates who also participated in the Experiential Classroom program.

The Beyster Fellowship Grant encourages entrepreneurship educators to teach tools and techniques that facilitate employee ownership in entrepreneurial ventures. Rahim plans to use the grant money for an entrepreneurial boot camp.

In addition to the two awards, Rahim also recently graduated from the Leadership Greater Syracuse Program and received a Congressional Award from Congressman Dan Maffei for community service.

A motivating force behind a new program, Morrisville Venture Connects and a partnership with the Tech Garden, Rahim is also the principal consultant and executive advisor for Global i365, a consulting firm that provides business services specializing in the areas of diversity management, project management, technology, programming, nonprofit development and marketing. He’s also been an advocate for local human service agencies and has worked with at-risk families and children and adults with disabilities.

Born in a concentration camp in Cambodia, Rahim, a survivor of the Killing Fields, came to Syracuse in the early 1980s through the support of charities and the refugee program.

Rahim earned his doctorate of management in Organizational Development from the Institute for Advance Studies, and two master’s degrees in Project Management and Business Management, all from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs. He also holds a bachelor degree in Nonprofit and Community Management and an associate degree in Community and Human Services, both from Empire State College.

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