team of Southeast Community College students is heading to the Enactus USA
National Expo in St. Louis, Missouri, after winning the regional competition in
is a student program where business concepts are applied to develop community
outreach projects, using the power of entrepreneurial action. SCC Business
Administration Instructor Deb Gaspard formed SCC’s team in 2003. SCC is one of
only six community colleges nationwide to advance to the finals.
presented several team projects they worked on this school year,” Gaspard said.
“One interesting fact is they were the only U.S. team to receive all four
Enactus Project Partnership Opportunities.”
Enactus team competed against mostly four-year institutions and was selected by
a panel of judges as a regional champion. The national competition will be held
May 15-17 in St. Louis.
think our team is loaded with potential,” said Christopher Norwood, a member of
the Enactus team. He said he’s prepared to work hard for the upcoming national
been putting in a lot of hours trying to polish everything up,” Norwood added. “Our
experience at regionals showed us things we did well and things we need to
improve on. We are ready to put in the work and be successful at nationals.”
representing SCC in the regional competition in Arkansas on April 18 are Morgan
Kroeger, Superior; Seth Miles, O’Neill; Derrick Heydon, Lincoln; Christopher
Norwood, Indianapolis, Indiana; Larry Perry, Gary, Indiana; Hope Wonder, Maui, Hawaii;
and Muamera Drnda, Gorazde, Bosnia Herzegovina.
competitions are a showcase of how our students are transforming lives and
enabling progress through entrepreneurial action,” according to the Enactus
website. “Enactus teams will compete across 35 countries where the quality and
impact of their projects will be evaluated by business leaders serving as
each national team, one will be selected to represent its country at the Enactus
World Cup 2016 in Toronto, Canada.