Since 1987, we have recognized Outstanding New Venture Plans in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation major. Thanks to a generous gift, the Ronald A. Minichillo Entrepreneurship Venture Development Award was established in 1999. Award winners include:

  • 2021: Alyxandra Ledford
  • 2020: Brooklyn Cly, Rachel Hafley, Sean Stetson
  • 2019: Austin Fisher, Alex McBane
  • 2018: Carlas Bogue, Connor Bielat
  • 2017: Matthew Eppers, Daniel Ferry, Kyleigh Mazer, Austin Putney, Max Rahimzadeh
  • 2016: Alex Call, Travis Herring, Hunter Radke
  • 2015: Matt Prasek, Noah Rahimzadeh
  • 2014: Jason Fry, Nathaniel O'Dell
  • 2013: Jessica Cantrell, Thomas Dant, Jasmine Kelly
  • 2012: Andrew Herron, Lauren Shirey
  • 2011: David Covert, Samuel Hosier, Joseph Jansen, Matthew McLochlin
  • 2010: Maegan Baetz
  • 2009: Chris Bendix, John Dahlgren, Max Kepler, Joel Luebcke, Daniel McElroy, Jonathan Schwartz, Emily Stoll, Ashley Wiswell
  • 2008: Kristy Anderson, Annette Campbell, Brian Geiselhart, Derek Hartman, David Hutnick, Doug Hyatt, Mike Randazzo, Dan Schuch, David Segraves, Warren Suess
  • 2007: Emily Baas, Travis Baker, Clayton Davis, Gabriel Gan, Allison Smith, Rebecca Wills
  • 2006: Chad Jay, Brent Krieg, Cole Ridenour, R. Jason Whittemore
  • 2005: Nathan Blank, Jessica Haley, Nicholas Newsad, Evan Sheets
  • 2004: Anne Nelson, Josh Shady, Dustin Voelkel
  • 2003: James Abels, Mitchell Miller, Daris Reynolds, Jr., Austin Walls
  • 2002: Jason Correll, TJ Elbert, Emily Garrison, Mandy Robinson, Andrew Whisler
  • 2001: David Holtzberg, Brandon Mundell
  • 2000: Josh Brennan, Andy Lipscomb, Jason Oneil
  • 1999: Kyle Cusson, Daniel White
  • 1998: Ilan Eframian, Brook Guy, Brian Kleber
  • 1997: Fred Gill, Scott Logue, Travis Powers, Rob Mathews
  • 1996: Robert Haecker, Charles Kelley III
  • 1995: Jason Chamness, Wayne Feltman, Kevin Morris, Matt Peat, Stephanie Wilson
  • 1994: Jeff Hammett, Patrick Kelsey, Kevin Medlin, Urban Ritter, Josef Schmidt
  • 1993: Mayme Horine, Michelle Pearson, Jim Stratman, Bobbie Williams, Missy Ewen 
  • 1992: Jack Hess, Gregory Mullett, Christopher Niedbalski, Thompson Smith
  • 1991: Darin Floyd, Chad McCool
  • 1990: Scott Chapman, Mark McCool, John Oliver
  • 1989: Travis Chrisman, Angie St. John, Sean Szabo
  • 1988: Gregory Hochstedler, Audra Inman, Patricia Jackson, Kerry Kubaszyk, Jim Yonker
  • 1987: Rob Jenks, Scott Morris, Greg Rawson, Paul Staton, Scott Voegele