Geralyn McClure Franklin

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Headshot of Geralyn McClure Franklin Geralyn McClure Franklin (Ph.D.), Etoile, received the 2023 Max S. Wortman, Jr. Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) -- their highest individual honor. The award recognizes an individual or organization that worked a lifetime pursuing entrepreneurial ideals through academic study, pedagogy or venture creation. Throughout her career, she has been a strong advocate for small business and entrepreneurship education –- serving as a dean, associate dean, department chair, faculty member and advisor at various universities, as well as co-writing five textbooks, authoring more than 80 journal articles and leading 50 conference proceedings. Her work has made an impact in Texas, the southeast region of the U.S. and as far as Dubai.