It’s not just St. John’s that’s buzzing about GLOBE. The program
has also gained significant acclaim in the greater academic
community, highlighted by Dr. Linda Sama recently receiving the
2012 Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award from the Academy
of Management (AOM) Entrepreneurship Division and McGraw
“I heard they were accepting applications for innovative programs,
so I sent one in and wrote up the story of GLOBE,” Dr. Sama said.
“I thought for sure that the award would go to a much more
mainstream program, so the fact that they are really paying
attention to social entrepreneurship like GLOBE makes me very
Dr. Sama received the award at the annual Academy of Management
Conference in Boston, MA. GLOBE was selected out of a field of 27
nominations, and AOM praised the program’s unique delivery,
systemic change potential and hands-on learning approach.
And what did Dr. Sama do with the $1,500 cash prize she received
with the award?
“I put it right back into GLOBE,” she said. “At least five
borrowers will benefit from that money.”