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Enactus team earns 16th straight regional champion title
Monday, April 15, 2013

School of Business Professor Susan McNamara (center, with dress) joins SUNY Fredonia’s Enactus Team members following their 16th consecutive Regional Champions designation at an annual regional competition. This year’s event took place April 12 in Chicago.

The SUNY Fredonia Enactus team was once again named Regional Champions at the annual Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE) Regional Competition. This was the 16th consecutive time that a Fredonia team has been honored as such at its regional competition.

This year’s event, held April 12 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Ill., represented the culmination of the work of 35 Fredonia students who comprised seven different teams earlier this academic year. Each team had its own project, finances, report and presentation, and all contributed to Fredonia’s overall success in Chicago.

Among the team concepts were a sustainable water bottle entrepreneurial venture, an energy efficiency campaign for local businesses, a recycled ink cartridge campaign, an anti-bullying initiative in elementary schools, an entrepreneurial skill development program for high school students, a good-decision-making outreach initiative for high schools students, a partnership with Cradle Beach to build awareness of initiatives to serve disabled and disadvantaged youth, and a recruitment and education initiative for Fredonia’s own Enactus program.

Fredonia competed against more than 70 universities at this year’s regional event, including many representing much larger, higher profile institutions.

The next step for the Fredonia team is the National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., May 21 to 23.

To learn more about Enactus or to join next year’s team, contact Dr. Susan McNamara in SUNY Fredonia’s School of Business at Susan.Mcnamara@fredonia.edu.

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