NAWBO honors Rowan's Sarah Piddington

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The South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has named Sarah Piddington, interim director of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University and of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, as its Business Advocate of the Year.

The South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has named Sarah Piddington, interim director of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University and of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, as its Business Advocate of the Year.

NAWBO presented Piddington the award at a dinner at The Merion, Cinnaminson, on Nov. 10. The organization presented awards to seven other women at that time as well.

A resident of Glassboro, Piddington has worked for the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University for six years, serving as interim director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the past two years. In this role, she has managed the Rohrer College of Business Incubator and conducted outreach for the College. She works with small and start-up businesses both outside and within the University, helping provide educational programming via workshops, seminars and networking events. Additionally, she coordinates the Rohrer College of Business project-based learning program that assigns student teams to solve real-world business problems. She recently was named interim director of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University, Mantua Township.

A member of boards for the New Jersey Business Incubation Network, the Entrepreneurs Forum of Southern New Jersey and the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey, Piddington earned a B.S. in business administration, with a specialization in management information systems, and an M.B.A. from Rowan University.

On receiving the award, Piddington said in part, “I have been so fortunate through my work to not only give back to the University but also to the many organizations that make up the southern New Jersey business community. … This award would not have been possible without the vision and support of the Rohrer College of Business and Rowan University. I am proud to represent Rowan in its efforts to support, grow and educate our local business community.”

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