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DWU’s Enactus Chapter places in quarterfi nals at national exposition

The Dakota Wesleyan University Enactus team placed third in the quarterfinals at the recent Enactus United States National Exposition in Cincinnati.

The event took place April 1-3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. The event is a cross-generational leadership experience for student, academic and business leaders and includes a national competition. Enactus students showcased how they are transforming lives and enabling progress through entrepreneurial action before a panel of leading business executives.

This year, the Dakota Wesleyan University Enactus team developed projects that impacted thousands of members of the Mitchell and Dakota Wesleyan community, including creating a sustainable recycling image on campus and expanding the Mitchell Weekend Snack Pack program by organizing space for the nonprofit on campus, as well as assisting with marketing and volunteers.

“It is much more than just the competition results that I’m proud of — it is the work that our team has done with the Weekend Snack Pack Program and our Go Green projects that makes me proud of our students. They truly are making a difference,” said Fredel Thomas, director of the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship on campus, and Enactus adviser.

The Enactus United States competition provides a platform for Enactus teams to share the details of their social enterprise projects with a panel of leading business executives, while also giving them the opportunity to collaborate with more than 200 university teams from across the country.