Entrepreneurship Activities

Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership is awarded to an entrepreneur who is a leader in his or her industry and who exemplifies the values of Elon University. These values include integrity, innovation and creativity, passion for lifelong learning, and a commitment to building a dynamic community.

The medal design captures the essence of the award. The flame represents the spark of creativity, the first requirement for an entrepreneurial venture. The open space represents the opportunity for creativity to flourish. Leadership brings creativity and opportunity together for a successful venture.

Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership Recipients
2009 - Dr. Jim Goodnight, CEO and Founder, SAS
2010 - Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., CEO and Managing Partner, Vesalius Ventures, Inc.
2012 - Dr. Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Founder of the Grameen Bank, and Chairman of the Yunus Centre
2013 - Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Founder and CEO, Pace Communications, and Chairman of the Board of the American Red Cross
2014 - Dr. Patrick Awuah, Jr., Founder and President, Ashesi University
2015 - Mr. Guy Harvey, wildlife artist and conservationist
2016 - Mr. Alexander Julian, fashion and furniture designer


C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture Series

The C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture Series, named for Elon University trustee C. Ashton Newhall '98, brings successful entrepreneurs to campus to share their knowledge and experience managing the risks and rewards of entrepreneurial endeavors.


Event Recaps

Spring 2016: Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Alexander Julian
Fall 2015: Triple Impact Challenge
Spring 2015: Triple Impact Challenge
Spring 2015: Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Guy Harvey
Fall 2014: C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture - Paul Saginaw
Fall 2014: Triple Impact Challenge
Fall 2014: Triad Startup Weekend
Spring 2014: Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Patrick G. Awuah Jr.
Spring 2014: Triple Impact Challenge
Fall 2013: Triple Impact Challenge
Spring 2013: Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Spring 2012: Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Muhummad Yunus
Spring 2012: C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture - Brent Gilmore '10, Katie Pietrowski '10
Spring 2011: C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture - Raj Ananthanpillai
Fall 2009: C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture - Dave Rendall
Spring 2009: Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Jim Goodnight