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April 4, 2013

DWU’s Enactus takes first runner up at regional competition

   

MITCHELL — The Dakota Wesleyan University’s Enactus team  took first runner-up at the  Minneapolis Regional Competition on March 28. The event is one of 10 regional competitions across the country in March and April.

“We have a relatively new and young leadership team in the group, so this was a great learning experience for all,” said Fredel Thomas, director of the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship. “The students successfully shared about the great projects we are doing, like ‘Go Green,’ a recycling initiative, and also ‘We CAN Hunger,’ a hunger initiative. We also got ideas for some future projects we can do for our community and across the globe.”

Students who attended were: Andrew DeVaney, Sioux Falls; Micaela Erickson, Milan, Minn.; Amanda Hart, Alexandria; Raeanne Klein, Gregory; Jared Stearns, Worthing; Brent Matter, Cavour; Jonathon Knight, Pocatello, Idaho; and Katie Johnson, Mead, Neb.

Enactus, formerly known as Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), was renamed nationally this year, and the name change went into effect last fall.

During this academic year, DWU’s Enactus team organized three projects impacting the DWU community, as well as the Mitchell community. “We Can Hunger,” in connection with Campbell’s Soup, is a project set to collect 5,000 pounds of nonperishable food items; “Go Green” is a recycling project to collect plastic bottles campus wide; and “Financial Literacy” is when Enactus students speak to the freshman LearnStrong classes at DWU about personal financial decisions.

 

 
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