K-State Salina Enactus team has historic placement at national competition
Monday, June 3, 2013
SALINA -- As second runners-up in League 1, Kansas State University Salina's Enactus team earned its highest-ever placing at the Enactus United States National Exposition, May 22-23, in Kansas City, Mo.
"This is the best showing the team has had at nationals since we formed in 2004, said Kathy Brockway, associate professor of business and team adviser. "It's a big accomplishment for us. I'm extremely proud of the team's hard work.”
The 158 competing teams were assigned to one of 20 leagues for the first round of competition. Teams present the results of their projects for evaluation by business leaders serving as judges. First-place teams in each league move on to the second round. The competition consists of three rounds with the final four teams vying for the opportunity to advance to the Enactus World Cup.
During this academic year, the team organized three projects in the Salina community, including partnering with Walgreens to host the Superhero Showdown, an event that promoted health and wellness for children; partnering with Ashby House, inviting local women business leaders to host empowerment workshops for women at the Ashby House using a Wal-Mart Women's Economic Empowerment grant; and partnering with OCCK and Lowes for a new accessible bus stop and bench for CityGo bus service.
K-State Salina 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.
Students competing at the regional competition include:
Miguel Lopez, sophomore in professional pilot, Dodge City; and Greg Fotovich, May 2013 bachelor's graduate in technology management, Kansas City, Kan.
From out of state: Tyler Lewis, junior in airport management, Aurora, Colo.; Mar'Quis Hubert, sophomore in personal financial planning, Washington, D.C.; Daison Batangan, sophomore in professional pilot, Waipahu, Hawaii; and Derek Marcuson, junior in aviation maintenance, Nixa, Mo.