Villanova, PA, November 12, 2012 — The Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center) at Villanova University announced the expansion ofthe Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence Award (Meyer ICE Award) to include winners from the entire Villanova community. The award previously has been presented to a faculty member and a graduating student exclusively within the Villanova School of Business (VSB).
Inspired, designed and endowed by Patrick Meyer ’74 VSB, the Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence Award was created in honor of the Meyer family (Patrick '74, Edward '86, and C. Paul '30) to recognize a spirit of innovation and creative excellence that enhances VSB and Villanova University.
Since 2009 the ICE Center has conferred two Meyer ICE Awards annually within VSB. Beginning with the current academic year, the ICE Center will begin awarding six Meyer ICE Awards annually. The ICE Center will present five student awards—one to a graduating student from each college. Each student winner will receive a trophy and a $1,000 prize. The ICE Center will continue to recognize one faculty member with the Meyer ICE Award, which includes a trophy and a $2,500 prize. However, under the expansion of the award, any Villanova faculty member from any of the five colleges is now eligible for nomination. For more information on the Meyer ICE Award and how to submit a nomination, please visit villanovaice.com.
The expansion of the Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence Award is made possible through the generosity of Patrick Meyer ’74 VSB. Patrick Meyer serves as an Advisory Council member for the ICE Center.