The Southeast Community
College Enactus team is back from its national competition and better than
After winning the regional competition, the
seven-person team traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, for the Enactus U.S.
National Expo May 15-17. The team placed third in its division.
“That makes us among the top
11 percent of all teams in the United States and one of the top five community
college teams,” said Deb Gaspard, SCC Business Division Instructor and faculty
sponsor. “Officially we are the most successful Nebraska team this year.”
The SCC team also received a runner-up prize in a special topic competition. The special topic award is an Enactus partnership with American International Group (AIG) to initiate workplace wellness activities using wearable technology.
"Lincoln Industries agreed to mentor us through this project to help us identify motivational tools and activities that center around team-building and camaraderie," said Gaspard.
Enactus is a student program
where business concepts are applied to develop community outreach projects,
using the power of entrepreneurial action. Gaspard formed SCC’s team in 2003.
SCC is one of only six community colleges nationwide to advance to the finals.
The SCC Enactus team consists
of 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.
“I am more than proud of our
students and very grateful for the support we receive,” Gaspard said.
While returning from the
Enactus competition, SCC students were able to visit the Negro Leagues Baseball
Museum, the American Jazz Museum and see a Kansas City Royals game.