FREDONIA - The State University at Fredonia Enactus team was named regional champions at the annual Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) Regional Competition.
It was the 16th consecutive time that a Fredonia team has been honored as such at its regional competition.
The event was held recently at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Ill., and 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 the team's designation as regional champion.
Susan McNamara, State University at Fredonia School of Business professor, center, is pictured with the SUNY Fredonia Enactus Team following their 16th consecutive Regional Champions designation at an annual regional competition.
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. The next step for the Fredonia team is the National Exposition in Kansas City from May 21-23.
For more information about Enactus or to join next year's team, email Dr. Susan McNamara in SUNY Fredonia's School of Business at Susan.Mcnamara@fredonia.edu.