Susquehanna Enactus Team Earns Top 40 Ranking at National Expo
Published on May 29, 2013
The Susquehanna University Enactus team earned a top 40 ranking at the Enactus National Expo held May 21–24 in Kansas City, Mo. The Susquehanna team advanced to the national exposition after being named a regional champion at the Enactus U.S. Regional Competition held March 22 in Baltimore.
Formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Enactus is a nonprofit organization that partners with leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business and entrepreneurship.
Attending the exposition from Susquehanna University were presenters Sarah Koch ’15, of Baldwin, Md., Susquehanna’s 2012–13 Enactus secretary; Brian McDonald ’14, of Succasunna, N.J.; Joel ’14 and Joshua ’14 Murphy, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Brett Moyer ’13, of Watsontown, Pa., Susquehanna’s 2012–13 Enactus president; and Lynsey Steffy ’14, of Downington, Pa. Also in attendance were media assistant and 2012–13 Enactus treasurer Cameron Dougherty ’14, of Voorhees, N.J.; vice president Cole McClarren ’13, of Howard, Pa.; and George Cravitz, the team’s faculty adviser and a Sam Walton Fellow.
Featured in the Susquehanna presentation were projects that demonstrated how the team assisted businesses in local communities, taught business skills to inmates in a correctional institute, and supported therapeutic animal facilities in the Selinsgrove area.
The Susquehanna team of 65 active members from 12 different majors completed more than 3,000 community service hours and conducted 20 projects this year, impacting more than 20,000 people. Their projects included initiatives in several states as well as Honduras and Tanzania.
The United States boasts 535 active Enactus teams, with more than 130 teams competing in the national competition. Students who attended the Expo had the opportunity to attend a Business Career Fair and meet with representatives from a variety of companies, including Wal-Mart, KPMG, Hallmark, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s, Coca-Cola, American Greetings and Liberty Mutual. While in Kansas City, Susquehanna students also enjoyed a special tour of the BATS exchange, the third largest U.S. equity market.