WTAMU Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) placed in the top 20 at the Enactus USA National Exposition May 22-23 in Kansas City, Mo. The WTAMU team also was named one of the eight national finalist teams in the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Project Partnership, a project focused on fighting community hunger.
Enactus projects focus on a triple bottom line—people, profits, and planet. Using the power of entrepreneurial action to empower people in need, Enactus teams work collaboratively to transform lives and build a better, more sustainable world. Throughout the 2012-2013 academic year, WTAMU Enactus projects focused on job skills training for single mothers, tutoring refugees, mentoring teenagers at the Youth Center of the High Plains, small business consulting, teaching entrepreneurship, hunger relief and encouraging youth to reach for their dreams through college and career training. Through helping others achieve their dreams, Enactus team members improve their own marketability by learning leadership, teamwork and project management skills. More than 50 national companies who specifically target Enactus students in their hiring process gave team members seeking internships or employment the opportunity to be recruited at the Career Fair at the USA National Exposition.
The 2013-2014 Enactus officers are Mary Dittfurth (management major from Amarillo), Brittany Smith (M.B.A. student from Lubbock), Dayren Tolliver (finance major from Alabama), Kristen Le (communications major from Vietnam), Rudy Cantu (management major from Wellington), Elizabeth Castillo (accounting major from Wheeler), Greg Moreno (accounting major from Wellington), and Justin Lawlis (CIS major from Amarillo). Faculty advisors are Jean Walker and Dr. Leigh Browning. The fall 2013 Enactus Leadership Conference is at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California and the spring 2014 Enactus United States National Exposition is April 1-3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
WTAMU Enactus meets in CC 221 from 12:20 to 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday during the academic year. Enactus is a student organization of the College of Business, but all majors of all classifications are invited to join