In addition to winning the regional competition for the sixth consecutive year in April, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Enactus team members were recently named first-runners up in League 2 at the 2013 Enactus National Exposition.
Formerly known as Students In Free Enterprise, the Enactus Team represented UMKC at the Enactus National Exposition at Bartle Hall Convention Center in Kansas City. The team is ranked among the top 40 teams in the nation.
Eight of the 99-member team were presenters at the exposition: Stella Yee, Hitomi Takeuchi, Ulrike Leifheit, Sam Chagui, Katrina Lapine, Brad New, James Murray, Alex Walter and Jacob Ortner.
The team presented four projects that included promoting economic development opportunities in Kansas City with China; creating an income stream for a transitional housing program; enhancing career, college or trade school opportunities for foster children; and developing a website to connect motorists to alternative transportation.