SAN DIEGO–(PRNewswire)–The Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University (SDSU) said Thursday that the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center was honored with the Nasdaq Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence award by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurial Centers (GCEC). Created by the Nasdaq Stock Market in conjunction with GCEC, the award recognizes university entrepreneurship programs that have made advancements in entrepreneurship research and curriculum, outreach to emerging ventures, community collaborations, special projects, and overall prestige and recognition in the field of entrepreneurship. “We are incredibly honored to have been named the 2018 GCED Nasdaq Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence,” said Dr. Alex DeNoble, executive director of SDSU’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. “This was truly a team effort and without the contributions of so many individuals within the Fowler College of Business and SDSU’s Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad, we could not have achieved the outstanding entrepreneurship educational programs, research and outreach success we’ve accomplished in the past few years.” The award has been given to university-based entrepreneurship programs since 2000. Previous winners include Baylor University, the University of Southern California, Syracuse University and the University of California, Berkeley.