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Horn Program in Entrepreneurship recognizes Dr. Nido R. Qubein

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Newark, Del. — The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship honored Dr. Nido R. Qubein as the recipient of the 2015 Siegfried Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Qubein came to the United States in 1966 with little knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket, according to UD officials. He has gone on to become chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company; president, High Point University; author of 11 books, including How to Communicate Like a Pro and Stairway to Success: The Complete Blueprint for Personal and Professional Achievement; and recipient of many honors including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans.

The Siegfried Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership recognizes a person or group for their contributions to entrepreneurial leadership. According to Dan Freeman, director of the Horn Program, “The award’s selection criteria focus on recognizing anyone who has made outstanding contributions to the understanding and practice of entrepreneurial leadership, which might include entrepreneurs, educators, or consultants. In this case, we are recognizing someone who is all three; Dr. Qubein is an entrepreneur, an educator and a consultant.”

The Horn Program’s Siegfried Award in Entrepreneurial Leadership was established by Robert L. Siegfried, CEO and founder of The Siegfried Group and chair of the advisory board for the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.

“To me Dr. Qubein is an inspiration, coming from humble beginnings to emerge as an entrepreneurial leader who has positively influenced countless lives through business, education, consulting activity and philanthropy,” said Siegfried.

The award includes a $10,000 honorarium.

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