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DWU’s Enactus Chapter places third in quarterfinals at 2014 Enactus United States National Exposition

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Dakota Wesleyan University Enactus team placed third in the quarterfinals at the Enactus United States National Exposition in Cincinnati last week.

The Enactus U.S. National Exposition took place April 1-3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. The event is a cross-generational leadership experience for student, academic and business leaders and includes a national competition. Enactus students showcased how they are transforming lives and enabling progress through entrepreneurial action before a panel of leading business executives.

This year, the Dakota Wesleyan University Enactus team developed projects that impacted thousands of members of the Mitchell and Dakota Wesleyan Community, including creating a sustainable recycling image on campus and expanding the Mitchell Weekend Snack Pack program by organizing space for the nonprofit on campus, as well as assisting with marketing and volunteers.

“It is much more than just the competition results that I’m proud of, it is the work that our team has done with the Weekend Snack Pack Program and our Go Green projects that makes me proud of our students. They truly are making a difference,” said Fredel Thomas, director of the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship on campus, and Enactus adviser.

The Enactus United States competition provides a platform for Enactus teams to share the details of their social enterprise projects with a panel of leading business executives, while also giving them the opportunity to collaborate with more than 200 university teams from across the country.

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization founded on the principle that entrepreneurial action can be a powerful driver of human progress. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, teams of outstanding university students depart the classroom to create community development projects that empower people by putting their skills and talents at the center of improving their lives. Each year, a series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts, and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup.



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