We celebrate current students, alumni, and faculty and staff who have embodied the values of entrepreneurship.
This award celebrates an individual student with the rare virtues required to create new ventures. This initiative was begun by the granddaughter of Ken Olsen, Lisa Masterson (Gordon alum ’03). Ken Olsen was a Christian entrepreneur that brought those virtues to life as few others. The winner of this award will receive an engraved plaque, and a financial contribution of $5,000, at the Social Venture Challenge in late April, in front of an audience of more than 300 people.
2020 Fatu Kanu ’20 | Christian Ministries, Social Impact concentration
2019 Andrew York ’18 | English Literature
2018 Adam Vigneaux ’17 | Computer Science
This award celebrates a Gordon College alumni who has started his or her own organization or initiative and has embodied entrepreneurial virtues of innovation, resourcefulness, empathy, teamwork and determination.
2020 Josh Brice ’01 2016 | Co-founder and Managing Partner, Antelope
2019 Josh Sturgeon ’07 | Founder of EmberTribe
2018 Kevin Grant ’09 and Kathryn Grant’ 10 | Founders of The Castle: A Board Game Café
2017 Kaitlyn Trabucco ’08 | Founder of Educents
2016 Kristina Stevick ’98 | Founder, President and Artistic Director of History Alive
2015 Robert Weil ’85B | Founder of Trutone
2014 Francis Vigeant ’04 | Founder of KnowAtom
This award celebrates a faculty or staff member of Gordon College who works with an entrepreneurial mindset and pioneered innovation in their field of work.
2020 Jewerl Maxwell, Vice President of Academic Initiatives and Dean
2019 Alexander Lowry, Executive Director of Master’s in Financial Analysis
2018 Leo Cleary, Head Carpenter
2016 Stan Reczek, Professor of Physics of Graduate, Professional and Extended Studies
2015 David Lee, Professor of Physics