A panel of judges representing the business community and previous honorees selected this year’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame inductees, who will be recognized on Wednesday, May 17th at the Parrot Jungle Island during the college’s seventh annual Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Luncheon and Induction Ceremony.
Albert Santalo (EMBA ’97), president and CEO of Avisena, will receive our “Founder” award, and Glenn J. Rufrano (MSM ’76), president & CEO of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc., will receive our “Builder” award. The 2006 South Florida Entrepreneur of the Year award, given to a non-alumnus/a, will be presented to Manny Medina, chairman and CEO of Terremark Worldwide, Inc. The event also will recognize winners of the Howard J. Leonhardt New Venture Challenge, a student business plan competition.
The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame is the college’s largest alumni event each year, bringing together more than 500 alumni and other local business leaders. Please save the date now and join us for this spectacular event.