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UPIKE professor receives citation from Kentucky house of representatives

February 07, 2017 12:00 AM
Pikeville, Ky.
David Snow, D.M., was honored by the Kentucky House of Representatives with a citation of achievement for his research paper “Entrepreneurship Elsewhere: Examining the Entrepreneurial Characteristics of Eastern Kentucky Adolescents.” Snow has presented this paper at the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference and the Academy of Business Research Conference. In mid-February he will present his research at the Small Business Institute Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif. Snow directs the Kentucky Innovation Network Pikeville office, SBI program and business competitions and is an associate professor of business at the University of Pikeville-Coleman College of Business.

“This is quite an unexpected honor,” said Snow. “I am extremely appreciative of the Kentucky House of Representatives for recognizing my work and am proud to receive these congratulations from my home state.”

The paper is based upon research conducted by David Snow and Justin Prater, assistant director of the Kentucky Innovation Network office at UPIKE. The research indicates Eastern Kentucky high school seniors possess low levels of entrepreneurial attitude and the supporting factors of creative tendency, need for achievement and calculated risk-taking. Data collected also shows as much as 54 percent of Eastern Kentucky seniors plan to leave the region after graduation to pursue education and career with no intention of returning. To combat this, Snow advocates for the creation of high school entrepreneurship programs across the region. He already teaches the subject at the collegiate undergraduate and graduate levels.

For more information about entrepreneurship opportunities, contact Snow at (606) 218-5043 or

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