Al Osborne

December 10, 2009

Al Osborne Honored for His Contributions to Entrepreneurship and Education

Osborne founded the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

LOS ANGELES -- Alfred E. Osborne, senior associate dean of UCLA Anderson, was honored by the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAAC) with its President's Award. GLAAAC builds economic and political coalitions to further the development of African American owned businesses.

"As the founder of the internationally acclaimed Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson, Dr. Al Osborne established a Management Development Program for Entrepreneurs (MDE) that has improved the strategic and technical skills of hundreds of businessmen and women in California," said GLAAAC President Angela Gibson. "MDE has been a model for success for more than 15 years, and we are proud to recognize his contributions to the economic growth and vitality of our community."

"This award is significant recognition to me and UCLA as it celebrates our involvement in the Los Angeles community," said Osborne. "However, our effort in the Price Center would not be possible without the steadfast support of UCLA Anderson faculty and corporate sponsors such as AT&T, Sempra Energy and Union Bank, who recognize that building strong and diverse entrepreneurial businesses is vital to their economic interest as well. I applaud GLAAC and these sponsors for their commitment to business excellence."

Osborne Receives Mission Language and Vocation School Education Award
On October 16, 2009, Professor Osborne was honored as the Education Award recipient by the Mission Language and Vocational School at their 41st Anniversary Awards Dinner in San Francisco. Osborne received a California Legislature Assembly resolution recognizing him as one of the state's most highly regarded and renowned education leaders whose contributions will play an important part in California's progress in the years ahead. The award was presented by the Honorable Alberto Torrico, Assembly Majority Leader, 20th District, California State Assembly.

Osborne Named to the Corporate Governance Hall of Fame
Professor Osborne was also recognized in the Oct/Nov issue of Directorship as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance and in the boardroom community in America in 2009. He was inducted into the Corporate Governance Hall of Fame on November 16.

About the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is a recognized leader in entrepreneurial education. Since 1987, the Price Center has supported teaching, research, extracurricular activities and management development programs in the areas of entrepreneurship, venture capital and social enterprise at UCLA Anderson. 90% of UCLA Anderson's full time MBA students enroll in entrepreneurial electives while at Anderson, and more than half are active members of the student-run Entrepreneur Association. The Center is known for its extensive outreach and the impact of its management development programs, which provide entrepreneurial education to such diverse groups as directors of Head Start agencies and community health organizations; leaders of NGOs in Africa that are working on the HIV/AIDS crisis; founders and executives of entrepreneurial companies (including minority-, women- and disabled veteran-owned enterprises); directors and officers of venture-backed and public companies; and K-12 teachers working to develop entrepreneurial curricula, among others.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA, Master of Financial Engineering, and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 36,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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