March 20, 2013
Flagler College’s Enactus team was named a Regional Champion at the Enactus United States Regional Competition held on March 20 in Charlotte, N.C. The event is one of 10 Regional Competitions being held across the United States in March and April.
As an Enactus U.S. Regional Champion, the Flagler Enactus team now advances to the 2013 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, May 21-23.
“Regionals was an amazing experience where a Sam's Club executive actually volunteered to be my mentor,” said Flagler senior Genie Tavares, who is in her third year with Enactus. “It was invaluable to be able to talk to this woman, a former psychology major just like me, and have her give me advice about my career and my upcoming internship with the human resources department at corporate Wal-Mart headquarters this summer.”
Flagler Enactus 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.
The culmination of the Enactus program is an annual series of competitions that provide a showcase for teams to present the results of their projects and be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. Teams compete first at the regional and national levels, then at the international level when the national champion teams from each country meet at the Enactus World Cup.
“It is no small accomplishment to win a regional championship, and it is a testament to the ability, creativity and commitment of our Enactus students who put in countless hours of hard work to prepare for this competition,” said Flagler College President William T. Abare, Jr. “Their outstanding performance reflects well on their educational experience at Flagler and I am confident that they will do well in the Enactus Nationals.”