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BHSU business students will attend competition in Minneapolis

 
 Enactus team members: (from top to bottom; left to right) Jerred Nagel, business administration management major from Rapid City; Justin Bachelor, biology major from White River; Barbara Looney, assistant professor of management; David Crawford, associate professor of accounting; Michael Aga, business administration management major from Sturgis; Curtis Coomes, business administration management major from Rapid City; Becca Ellis, professional accounting major from Rock Rapids, Iowa; Sarah Coomes, business administration accounting major from Rapid City; Ann Wilken, education major from Meadow; Abbey Vansteenwyk, business administration accounting major from Sturgis; Marcus Heinrich, business administration entrepreneurship major from Whitewood; and John Horner, business administration marketing major from Aberdeen. Not pictured: Katrina Schrader, business administration human resources major from Johnsburg, Ill.; and Jessie Cronk, business administration management major from Belle Fourche.
The Black Hills State University Enactus Team, formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), will compete in the Enactus USA Regional Competition in Minneapolis. The event is one of 10 Enactus regional competitions being held across the United States during the months of March and April.

“Our team is excited to go to the competition to present our accomplishments throughout the year,” said Curtis Coomes, business administration management major from Rapid City and team president.

During the academic year, the BHSU Enactus team organized seven community outreach efforts in the Spearfish community including a “Facebook for Retirees,” workshop which was designed to assist seniors citizens throughout the community with social media skills.

“Enactus is focused on multi-generational impact and concentrating on making projects reach across all ages. Projects focus on children, high school students, and senior citizens affecting a wide variety of individuals in the community,” said Abbey Vansteenwyk, business administration accounting major from Sturgis and the media coordinator for Enactus Club.

Regional competitions allow Enactus teams to showcase their collective impact of their community outreach efforts. Students present their projects and are evaluated by alumni and business leaders who rank them on how successful they are at using business concepts to enable process through entrepreneurial action. BHSU is one of nearly 600 programs in the U.S.

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.

BHSU students attending the competition include: Marcus Heinrich, business administration entrepreneurship major from Whitewood; Justin Bachelor, biology major from White River; Michael Aga, business administration management major from Sturgis; John Horner, business administration marketing major from Aberdeen; Ann Wilken, education major from Meadow; Becca Ellis, professional accounting major from Rock Rapids, Iowa; Sarah Coomes, business administration accounting major from Rapid City; Jerred Nagel, business administration management major from Rapid City, Katrina Schrader, business administration human resources major from Johnsburg, Ill.; Jessie Cronk, business administration management major from Belle Fourche; Curtis Coomes, Vansteenwyk, along with advisors David Crawford, associate professor of accounting, and Barbara Looney, assistant professor of management.

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