CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University’s Enactus team finished its competitive season as second runner-up in the semifinal round for a ninth-place berth at the Enactus National Championship in Kansas City, Mo. The WTAMU team was one of 450 national teams competing at the event.
Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Enactus competitions support that mission with up to 17-minute presentations regarding student-managed projects centered around creating sustainable change in local communities and around the world.
“This team has worked hard throughout the year on their projects, their public speaking and all of the team should be extremely proud of this accomplishment. I know that we as advisers are beyond proud of everything they have accomplished,” Dr. Emily Hammer, co-adviser for the team, said.
Projects highlighted for the West Texas A&M University Enactus team this year include establishing a Work Readiness Credential testing site in Amarillo, providing citizenship classes in the local refugee population, developing a platform for providing meals to the local homeless communities, creating a business to support the efforts of Yellow City Community Outreach, hosting an event for college students to present innovative business ideas in partnership with the WT Enterprise Center and the student-run boutique marketing agency, Media Minds.
Dr. Emily Hammer, Miller Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Tawni Buhler, instructor of business communication and marketing, serve as the team’s advisers. Team members are listed by hometown and major.
Rigo Baeza, B.B.A. in economics
Magan Barnett, B.B.A. in marketing
Jason Clark, B.B.A. in management
T’Reya Espinoza, B.B.A. in marketing
Crystal Gonzalez, B.S. in social work
Joel Klein, B.B.A. in accounting
Adam Mora, B.B.A. in management
Kelsey Pruett, B.B.A. in management
Salvador Ruiz, B.B.A. in marketing
Peter Stefanski, B.B.A. in international business
Trevor Fleeman, B.B.A. in computer information systems
Walters Nguoa, B.B.A. in computer information systems
Emily Gallaway, B.B.A. in management
Ame Van Mourik, B.B.A. in general business
Marlene Van Mourik, B.B.A. in management
Carlos Aguirre, M.B.A. in marketing
Ryan Habinak, B.B.A. in general business
Paige Chambers, B.S. in health science
Joslin Alberique, B.S. in sports and exercise sciences
Adhi Viriya, M.B.A. in computer information systems
Evans Langat, B.B.A. in finance and accounting
Vanessa Mendoza, B.S. in civil engineering
Mitzy Ramirez, B.B.A. in international business
Nick Lynch, M.B.A.
Saru Pahari, M.B.A.
Sara Koepp, B.B.A. in international business
Garrett Pharr, B.B.A. in marketing
Enrique Mier, M.B.A.
Elise Tolley, B.B.A. in economics
Steven Howard, B.B.A. in general business
Romy Simeu, B.B.A. in general business
Breanna Grebin, B.S. in agribusiness
Heather Grebin, B.B.A. in marketing
Jale Blackwell, B.B.A. in international business
Collin Evans, B.B.A. in management
Pat Paisamchittpat, M.B.A.
Ethan Nguyen, M.B.A.
Ha Tran, B.S. in civil engineering
Veronica Carillo, M.B.A.
Khortni Brooks, B.B.A. in accounting
Emmanuel Masona, B.B.A. in international business