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Enactus team advances to quarterfinal competition

Posted Apr. 4, 2014

Kent State Trumbull Enactus team

A quintet of Kent State University at Trumbull students – representing the Kent State Trumbull Enactus team – competed with over 200 other Enactus teams from across the country as part of the Enactus United States National Exposition, April 1-2 in Cincinnati.

Accompanied by faculty advisor Susan Emens, Ph.D., associate professor, business management and related technologies, students Antone Klecha, Kristin Boehm, Rachel Lloyd, Michael Jajcinovic, and Annette Schick advanced to the quarterfinal round in the 2014 Enactus U.S. National Competition. From each national competition, one team will be selected to represent their country at Enactus World Cup 2014, October 22-24, in Beijing, China.

The Kent Trumbull team, with eight active members, have engaged in projects that have transformed lives through entrepreneurial action over the past year.

The students forged meaningful partnerships with managers from area Chase Bank branches to deliver a series of financial literacy workshops to students from Warren’s Inspiring Minds organization. The mission of Inspiring Minds is to engage, inspire and empower youth to reach their full potential through education and exposure to life-changing experiences.

Additionally, the Kent Trumbull Enactus team also reached out to the women of Hannah’s House with their Job Readiness Workshops. Part of the Warren Family Mission, Hannah’s Houses is a one-year program designed to help women of all ages to overcome life-controlling problems, substance abuse and challenges in their lives. Through collaboration with the Ohio Means Jobs organization and Kent State Trumbull’s Workforce Development and Continuing Studies Center, the students empowered these women with tools and resources they will need as they seek to reenter the workforce.

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Enactus students leverage their classroom experience, the expertise of their faculty advisor and business advisory board, and the resources of their university to develop projects that empower people to live better lives.

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