The Enterprise Program

Enterprise Awards

The Enterprise Awards were developed to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of Enterprise students, faculty, staff, and sponsors in the following categories:

Student Awards- $100 each
Outstanding Leadership
Rookie Award
Innovative Solutions Award
Industry/Sponsor Relations

Faculty/Staff/Sponsor Awards
Outstanding Enterprise Advisor
Outstanding Sponsor
Behind the Scenes
Module Master

More detailed descriptions of the awards, eligibility criteria, and the nomination form are available here.

Enterprise students, advisors, faculty and staff can nominate deserving candidates by submitting a nomination form and letter during the Spring semester. The nomination letter should be no longer than 2 pages single-spaced. Nominators may collect up to three additional letters of support from others to strengthen their nomination. Each support letter should be no longer than one page, single-spaced. Student nominees must be currently enrolled in the Enterprise Program in order to be considered for an award. 

An awards committee comprised of faculty and staff involved in the Enterprise Program will review nominations and select winners based on how well they support the given award criteria. Award recipients will receive a framed award certificate, lapel pin, and $100 cash prize (sponsors will receive a University memento in lieu of cash).

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Enterprise Awards:

Student Awards

Outstanding Leadership: Allysa Meinburg, Consumer Product Manufacturing
Rookie Award: Bryce Traver, Alternative Energy Enterprise
Innovative Solutions: Travis Wavrunek, Alternative Energy Enterprise
Industry/Sponsor Relations: Jordan Woldt, Blue Marble Security

Faculty/Staff/Sponsor Awards

Outstanding Enterprise Advisor: Dr. Tony Rogers, Consumer Product Manufacturing
Outstanding Enterprise Sponsor: Michael Bunge, Libbey Inc.
Behind the Scenes: Steve Lemann, Biomedical Engineering

If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, please contact Rick Berkey (722 M&M, rjberkey@mtu.edu, 906-487-4309).