posted on April 12, 2013 17:31
The University of Mobile’s Enactus Competition Team won their second consecutive regional championship in Atlanta on April 2. The team was honored for local projects that used business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living of those in need.
The School of Business
student team earned an invitation to the national Enactus competition in Kansas City, Mo. They are aiming to raise $5,000 to help defray of the cost of the trip to compete nationally May 21-23.
For information or to donate, contact team advisor Amy Gatlin Taylor, UMobile assistant professor of business and economics, at 251.442.2409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The regional competition went as well as we could have hoped,” said W. Davis Pilot, III, Enactus Team leader. “We not only came away as regional champions, but some of us were fortunate enough to receive job offers as well.”
“National Competitions are dramatic, energy-filled events where teams showcase the collective impact of their community outreach efforts,” according to enactusunitedstates.org
. Students presented their projects and were evaluated by business leaders who served as judges.
The UMobile Enactus Team certainly did improve the lives of those in need, financially impacting almost 17,000 people locally with nearly $23,000 and 1,300 hours of service work.
They accomplished these monumental goals by partnering with Keep Mobile Beautiful to help recycle electronics, raising funds that enabled The Joseph Project—a food pantry at Dumas Wesley Community Center—to purchase over 20,000 lbs of food, establishing and operating a free Clothing Closet at DWCC, and conducting business and life-skills workshops for high school students.
“The regional competition was an incredible experience, but we are looking forward to the experience at Nationals,” said J. Weston Mason, Enactus vice president. “It's one thing to see how our school is impacting other people, but it's another to see the combined efforts of the top schools in our nation.”
Pilot added, “The University of Mobile Enactus team represented our university well, and I could not be prouder of our team.”
Team members are President Ashley Shelton, VicePresident J. Weston Mason, Treasurer Daniel Robinson, Team Leader W. Davis Pilot III, Tabitha Umipeg, Michelle Brown, Cornelius Turner, Ernest Cannon, Marc Dupont, Sairon Chhetri and Billy Musgrove.
The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. Approximately 1,800 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Christian Leadership, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs.
For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu
or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.
By Will Drake, media relations writer
2013 Enactus Team
Fun photo with Regional Award