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Missouri State Enactus team wins at U.S. regional competition

Team also receives 4.0 Club Award
Friday, April 19, 2013

EnactusThe Missouri State University Enactus team (formerly SIFE) was named a regional champion for a second consecutive year at the Enactus United States Regional Competition held April 12 in Chicago, Ill.

The event is one of 10 regional competitions held across the United States in March and April. Chicago was the largest regional competition, with more than 60 teams in attendance. As a regional champion, the team now advances to the 2013 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., May 21-23.

“The students really came together as a team,” said Rowena Stone, team adviser and Sam Walton Fellow. “It was inspiring to see the team’s hard work pay off and to be there to celebrate with them in their accomplishment. I’m looking forward to seeing them do it again at the national competition.”

The Missouri State University Enactus team was also honored at the regional competition as an Enactus 4.0 Club member. This award recognized the team’s projects from the prior school year based on the quality of educational programs, success in Enactus and long-term sustainability in enabling progress through entrepreneurial action.

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

The culmination of the Enactus program is an annual series of competitions that provide a showcase for teams to present the results of their projects and be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. Teams compete first at the regional and national levels, then at the international level when the national champion teams from each country meet at the Enactus World Cup.

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