The Center For Innovation, Creativity, And Entrepreneurship At Villanova University Announces The University-Wide Expansion of The Meyer Innovation And Creative Excellence Award

Meyer Award

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

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.

About Villanova University
Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s five colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

About the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center)
The ICE Center is at the forefront of Villanova University's strategy to foster cross-college and interdisciplinary opportunities for the collaborative pursuit of knowledge. The ICE Center advances the Augustinian vision by embedding creative problems solving and opportunity recognition more deeply in the Villanova culture through the development and promotion of initiatives in the related areas of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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