On March 19, 2018, the Cairn University Enactus team won the Regional Competition in Philadelphia, where they delivered six project committed to empower human progress through entrepreneurial spirit and business skill. The team competed against over 30 other universities, giving an 18-minute presentation to judges with professional business experience. The team also participated in a career fair that was held at the competition.
Cairn’s Enactus presentation team included Kelsey Bonner, senior adviser; Nick Castillo, senior adviser; Tieagra McNeil, president; Julian Collazo, vice president; Regis Peacock, project manager for RIDE on Campus; Clarence Brunot, deputy program manager; and Roosevelt Nguyen, project manager of media.
The team’s projects were judged based on their scope of influence on their campus, in the community, and around the world. These projects addressed 16 goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, some of which include poverty and hunger alleviation, employment and economic growth, gender equality, affordable and clean energy, and quality education.
Overall, the team spent 3,150 hours and impacted 2,636 people with the support from various organization and their adviser and Sam Walton Fellow, Professor Bill Langford. Their projects included the following:
- RIDE On Campus (three-day seminar teaching the fundamentals of professional competence and business etiquette)
- RIDE On The Road (job search and training program for disadvantaged groups and individuals released from prison)
- RIDE International (extension of RIDE program to refugees)
- Solar on Campus (facilitates an alternative, self-sufficient energy source for Cairn by installing solar panels on campus)
- Solar International (extension of Solar on Campus to countries outside the United States, such as Kenya)
- Showcase for Hope (selling merchandise in order to empower individuals facing exploitation and poverty)
The Cairn University Enactus team successfully advanced to the National Enactus Competition in Kansas City, Missouri, where they will compete from May 20-22. Congratulations, Cairn Enactus!