Enactus team heads to nationals

June 4, 2014

enactus (1)Bryan College’s Enactus team will travel to Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, May 21, for the national competition after earning its third regional championship in April.

The Bryan Enactus team is pictured at their regional
competition in Atlanta in April. Team members Peter Boyajian, Kristin Fortenberry, Anna Licausi, Japhet Townsend, and Chloe Nardone, accompanied by sponsors Mr. Brad Galtin and Dr. Adina Scruggs, will travel on Tuesday and have their first round of competition on Wednesday. If the Bryan team advances past the first round, there will be another day of competition on Thursday.

Wednesday and Thursday also will be devoted to a job fair for participants.

“I’m proud of our team for its efforts this year,” Mr. Gatlin said. “They have demonstrated a real desire to positively influence young people to make good financial and life decisions through the Reality Check and Fund your Future programs.”

Team members will present results of year-long projects for evaluation by business leaders sitting as judges. Projects were to “use business concepts to develop community outreach, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world,” according to the national Enactus organization.

Bryan’s projects included presenting the Reality Check program to freshmen at Rhea County High School, teaching them about the costs of everyday living; Get a Job, offering resources for finding employment; and developing Fund Your Future, giving suggestions about choosing a college and finding financial resources to pay for that education.

In addition, the team recycled approximately 4,000 pounds of paper collected on campus. They also worked with local businesses to assist in rebranding and event promotion.

Enactus is an organization of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. Bryan’s Enactus team is one of more than 500 similar programs in the United States.