Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The SJU and CSB Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, sponsored by the McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship, recognize the achievements of a Johnnie and a Bennie who best exemplify the ideals of entrepreneurship by starting and successfully managing one or more businesses in a way that demonstrates notable entrepreneurial characteristics and achievements while practicing Benedictine values in the workplace and in their lives.

The CSB/SJU Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes the achievements and qualities of a Johnnie or Bennie who best exemplifies the ideals of social entrepreneurship by starting and successfully managing one or more ventures that enrich humanity or address a social issue in a way that demonstrates notable entrepreneurial characteristics and achievements while practicing Benedictine values in the workplace and in their lives.


2018 Awardee 

SJU Entrepreneur of the Year

Steve Cummings ’83, Nova Consulting Group
Steve Cummings co-founded Nova Consulting Group, Inc. in 1987 and under his guidance and leadership the company has grown to become one of the largest and most well respected firms in the environmental engineering industry. Always keeping the focus on our clients’ needs, Steve has guided Nova in developing and adapting the company’s services, thereby growing the company and serving as a trusted adviser to our clients.

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