Enactus Wins Regional Competition for Sixth Year in a Row

Vital Stats on UMKC Enactus:

  • 100 team members (up from 85 in 2012)
  • Bragging about: Being named Regional Champions at Chicago Regional Competition (WHICH they’ve won six years in a row now)

  • Also bragging about: Earning the “Club 44 Award”, which recognizes UMKC SIFE as one of the largest teams in the U.S. (WHICH they’ve won three years in a row now).
  • And bragging (again) about: Winning the “4.0 Club Award” (WHICH they’ve won two years in a row now)!  The 4.0 award is a result of an intensive evaluation on numerous topics such as team accomplishment, number of successful projects completed, impact in the community, recognition received from the community, support from faculty and administration, a 4.0 score places the team among the top 10 percent of teams in the U.S.

On April 12, the Enactus Team represented the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the Enactus Chicago Regional Competitions held at the McCormick Convention Center, where they took the top spot in the competition.

In addition, special honors came at the Sam Walton Fellow luncheon. The team was awarded the 4.0 Club Award. This award is the sum result of numerous, exhausting, evaluations performed on the overall team strengths of all teams. The significance of this award is that it designates the Enactus team as being in the top 10 percent of all schools in the U.S.

Further recognition came when the Club 44 Award was presented, which recognized the team as being one of the largest high performance teams in the U.S.

According to Sam Walton Fellow and faculty advisor Cary Clark “The Club 44 award recognized the management and entrepreneurial skills necessary to effectively enable an organization of this size. The team was compared to a small company. It also reflects the effectiveness of Bloch School faculty in teaching our students the right skills to be successful.”

The Enactus team will go on to compete in the National Exposition in Kansas City on May 22 & 23 at the Kansas City Convention Center.  Approximately 3,500 students and faculty from 180 top schools will be competing. The winner will compete in the Enactus World Cup against winners from 38 different countries.

For more information or to attend the national competition as a special guest, contact Cary Clark, clarkcary@umkc.edu, 816-235-6568.

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