Every year, SU Enactus, a social entrepreneurship organization housed within Whitman, competes in a presentation competition. This is an opportunity to showcase what the members accomplished within their various projects. Last year, the competition team made it into the top 16 teams in the nation, out of the original 181 teams in St. Louis. This year’s team, comprised of two freshman, three sophomores and one junior, hopes to go even further in the competition.
Whitman’s Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Amanda Nicholson, a Sam Walton Fellow, serves as the faculty advisor for SU Enactus. Behind-the-scenes, she helps mentor the students through the preparation process as they brainstorm, plan and practice the presentation.
Zane Ludvigsen, a sophomore from Minneapolis, Minnesota is this year’s vice president of competition. For months, he has been working with the competition team to perfect the final product. Each year the presentation evolves with new technology and software programs. The presentation this year involves more themes and footage of SU Enactus projects.
SU Enactus has more than 10 projects that work in the Syracuse community and abroad. This past year, with over 100 committed members from various colleges at SU, Enactus has continued its work within the Syracuse Public School District, made websites for veterans through the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, sourced and sold woven products from Guatemala and undertook sorting a 40,000 square foot Rescue Mission warehouse.