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March 23, 2013

DWU’s Enactus group to participate in regional competition

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

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.

During the competition, the students will present these three projects and be rated. There will also be a career fair with numerous regional and national companies involved.

“These competitions give students an opportunity to present in front of professionals,” said Enactus adviser Christine Mauszycki, accounting instructor at DWU. “It is also possible that some of the students could end up with an internship or job offer from the career fair.”

Students attending are: 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.

The winner at the Minneapolis Regional Competition will advance to the 2013 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., May 21-23. 

Dakota Wesleyan University is one of more than 500 programs in the United States. Participating students use business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.


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