CEE Program Alumnus Receives Prestigious Entrepreneur Award

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CEE Program Alumnus Receives Prestigious Entrepreneur Award

McLean, VA (October 29, 2020) – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is pleased to announce Brad Hargreaves (USA Biolympiad ’03, ‘04) has been named an awardee of the Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) Entrepreneur Of The Year® New York Award.

“CEE is proud of Brad’s academic and business accomplishments,” said Joann P. DiGennaro, CEE President.

    Brad Hargreaves  

    Brad Hargreaves is the Founder & CEO of Common, the leading residential brand and operator that designs, leases, and manages multifamily properties that appeal to today's renters. Previously, he co-founded General Assembly, a global education institution with campuses in more than 15 cities worldwide. He was a Venture Partner at Maveron, General Assembly's lead investor. Brad has been named to Vanity Fair’s “The Next Establishment”, Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, and Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100”. He holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Economics from Yale. In addition to being a USA Biolompiad National Finalist in 2003 and 2004, Mr. Hargreaves represented the U.S. in 2004 as part of Team USA at the 15th Annual International Biology Olympiad in Brisbane, Australia, where he was a Gold medalist. A video of Brad speaking about his work ethic is here.

    Entrepreneur Of The Year® is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Each year, EY US showcases successful entrepreneurs from 20 regional competitions across the United States. More information is here.

    About the Center for Excellence in Education 

    CEE was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE’s programs include the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biolympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). For more information, visit https://www.cee.org

    About USA Biolympiad

    As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biolympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness. After two rounds of challenging exams, twenty Finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills at the USABO National Finals. Ultimately, four students earn the right as the USA Biolympiad Team to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over seventy countries. More information is here.

    Media Contact:
    Tom Flavell, (703) 448-9062 ext. 237
    CEE Programs:
    Research Science Institute: https://www.cee.org/research-science-institute



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