Enactus Showcases Entrepreneurial Efforts Before Heading to Nationals

May 7, 2013 by University of La Verne

Having a heart for people doesn’t always mix well with business.  

But that is exactly what the University of La Verne’s Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) students do on a daily basis, and they proved that on Tuesday, April 30.

Led by Associate Professor of Management Dr. Issam Ghazzawi, students presented a high-energy 45-minute presentation showcasing the humanitarian projects they have completed and are currently still working to complete in order to help combat the issue of hunger.

Two such projects they have completed in the past year include installing three gardens at the LeRoy Haynes Center for children in La Verne, in partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement, and running the “Let’s Can Hunger: Canning Hunger, a Can at a Time” in partnership with Campbell Soup Company.

Enactus, formerly known as SIFE, 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.”

La Verne’s team has embodied that definition of the organization and has been chosen as a regional winner and members of the chapter will attend the 2013 USA National Exposition in Kansas City Missouri May 21-23 to compete. One team will win the honor of being named a national champion and represent the United States at the Enactus World Cup.

It has been a solid year for La Verne’s Enactus team, receiving the 4.0 Club award in recognition of the quality educational programs, success in Enactus and long-term sustainability to improve the quality of life and standard of living for others for the academic year 2013.

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