Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016
More than 20 members of Westminster College’s Enactus Club presented four different projects at the annual Enactus Regional Competition in Washington, D.C., March 28-30.
Westminster’s Enactus Club is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning and practicing principals of free enterprise. The club focuses on financial and economic development of the local community, working to empower New Wilmington business owners, local high school students, entrepreneurs, and juvenile delinquents.
24 members of Westminster’s Enactus group presented their projects to a panel of judges that explained the financial and economic needs of the surrounding New Wilmington community and plans that were implemented to fulfill those needs.
Westminster students presented four projects highlighting areas of financial literacy among juvenile delinquents, investment challenges, employment, and a campus/community service network.
“This year, I was project leader for the Campus Community Connection project,” said Alyssa Fyock, senior business administration major. “Today, volunteer hours are just as important as test scores for high school students. With great help from my team, we managed to work closely with the New Wilmington Chamber of Commerce to begin development of a website where local high school students and Westminster students can check to see what volunteer opportunities are available in town. As of now, we already have 50 opportunities that will be available next year.”
“Through Enactus, I am able to see students grow in a way you don’t normally see in the classroom,” said David Smith, associate professor of accounting and Enactus advisor. “It’s an enlightening experience to see the curiosity of students as they explore new cities and help others in the college community.”
Over 80 teams from across the country competed in the competition this year.
For more information, contact Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 946-7161.