Elon’s Enactus chapter named first runner-up in regional competition
Elon’s Enactus chapter placed as the first runner-up in the Enactus Regional Competition at the Embassy Suites in Concord, N.C., on Mar. 20.
Ten Regional Competitions are held around the country and allow Enactus teams from colleges and universities around the U.S. to showcase their impact on their community through their outreach efforts.
Elon also received an Enactus 4.0 Club award which is based on the following: quality faculty advisor, quality administrative support, student leaders’ success, program success, financial stability, community engagement, participating in Enactus events and competitive initiatives, and competition results. This award recognizes chapters for quality education programs, success in Enactus and long-term sustainability in enabling progress through entrepreneurial action.
“Our team provided a 25 minute presentation showcasing the projects we have worked on as a chapter,” said presenter Sean McCormick ’13. “The projects include: Sam's Club Step-Up Challenge with Skid's Restaurant, Let's Can Hunger, Zaidi Kenyan Relief handbags, and our local high school mentoring project. We were awarded the First Runner-Up award this year and we gained valuable feedback and criticism and plan on winning next year!”
This was Elon’s second year participating in the competition, competing against universities such as UNC- Charlotte, College of Charleston, and previous national competition winner, Flagler College. The competing university teams were split into separate leagues of five to seven teams per league. On average, two or three teams from each league are usually named regional champions which qualify them for the National Exposition.
According to Enactus’ website, the teams were judged on the following Judging Criterion:
Considering the relevant economic, social and environmental factors, which Enactus team most effectively empowered people in need by applying business and economic concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve their quality of life and standard of living?
To further enhance connections among the Enactus students and academic and business leaders that attended the completion, students had the opportunity to participate in an all-day career fair as well as the Top to Future-Top Forum luncheon.