​Though Dr. Mark Moore’s time at York College has been brief, his impact has been great. Moore, the Roger Collins Endowed Chair of Business, passed away November 13 after a brief battle with cancer. He is remembered for his kindness, his ready smile, and his love of people, especially his students.

Moore joined the business faculty in 2011, teaching courses in marketing and business management. He had an active role in mentoring students and working to gain further accreditation for the business department through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

In recognition of his life of service and excellence in academia and in industry, the students of Phi Beta Lambda joined with the York Area Chamber of Commerce to create an award that will continue his legacy. The D. Mark Moore Entrepreneurial Spirit award will be presented annually to a York area business person from among chamber member businesses who has demonstrated one or more of the core characteristics of the entrepreneurial spirit: innovation, courage, commitment, and service. This award will seek to honor women and men of the York community that lead with vision, serve the needs of the community, provide unique and innovative products and services, and are committed to making York County a vibrant place of business enterprise.   

This honor will be awarded at the annual chamber banquet in January. The officers of PBL, working with executive members of the Chamber, will select the recipient each year. Members of PBL will present the award and tell the story of Dr. Moore, creating a lasting legacy for the faculty member who impacted so many lives.

When announcing the new award, PBL chapter vice president Brittany Eckerberg had this to say about the honor: “Entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset. It's an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It's a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement…From passion and positivity to leadership and ambition, those who have it do not fear risk in the face of greater reward. Dr. Moore has lived his life that way. His passion for professional challenge and excellence has taken him all over the world from Zambia to China.  He is not afraid to take chances and encourages his students to adopt that same philosophy in business and life.