The Enactus Missouri State University team was named a Finalist in the Opening Round of Competition at the Enactus United States National Competition held April 1-3 in Cincinnati, OH. The Missouri State program is one of more than 500 Enactus programs in the United States and one of more than 1,650 in the world.
The Enactus United States National Competition allows teams to showcase the collective impact of their community outreach efforts. Students present their projects and are evaluated by business leaders serving as judges who rank them on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for those in need. The winners of the national competitions are then invited to compete at the prestigious Enactus World Cup.
“The students did an amazing job on their projects. I am so proud of the work they have done and they are well deserving of this recognition,” said Rowena Stone, Sam Walton Fellow.
During this academic year, the 25 member Missouri State team organized five projects in the Springfield community and completed over 900 hours of service. Through these projects, the team was able to directly impact the lives of 2,677 people and indirectly impact the lives of over 61,000.
The team was recognized for two of their projects at separate receptions at National Competition. They received the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Silver Spoon Certificate in recognition of the team’s successful mobilization of its community to provide urgent hunger relief for those in need beyond the level of 5,000 pounds. The team was also recognized as a Sam’s Club Step Up for Small Business finalist for their work with ATMS (Accounting and Tax Management Services) Springfield.
For more information on the Enactus Missouri State University team contact Rowena Stone at 417.836.4408 or RowenaStone@missouristate.edu. For more information on Enactus visit www.enactusunitedstates.org.