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Enactus Stratford University Baltimore Campus

Enactus brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. By contributing their talents to projects that improve the lives of people worldwide, Enactus participants are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.

Stratford’s Enactus team is one of more than 500 Enactus teams in the United States.

Click here to read the Summer 2013 issue of "Career Connections" magazine. On page 40 there is the article “Enactus is a Piece of Rachael’s Cakes” about our former student and successful business owner Rachael Powers.

Click here to download the 2013 Annual Report for the Enactus Stratford University Baltimore Campus. *SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) changed its name to Enactus.

Goals

  • Recruit more members
  • Increase operating income
  • Bring more awareness of SIFE to our community
  • Expand partnership within our community
  • Continue Enactus projects:
    • Financial Focus
    • Ethics
    • Recycling
    • Revamp Small Businesses
  • Develop original and sustainable projects

Mission

“To create and successfully execute projects that empower people with the knowledge needed to make the best decisions regarding their personal lives, communities, businesses and our planet.”

Accomplishments

  • 2011- Enactus USA finalist team for the execution and implementation of Women Empowerment Walmart- We projects
  • In partnership with Hershey Co. our Enactus students coordinated, hosted, and actively participated in a two days August 17-18, 2011 Hershey Co. Survey Panel marketing event. Our team recruited and selected a mixed of over 50 female participants ages 25-49 representative of our community able to qualify and willing to be part of a two hours-eight people group panel to analyze different potential new products. For their effort and leadership in coordinating this event SIFE students were able to increase their income by $6000
  • Based on their great vision, outstanding participation, dedication, and hard work our Enactus Baltimore Campus students received for 2011-2012 the following grant awards:
    • $1500 for Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment (Walmart WE) projects (for the second time)
    • $1500 for Women for Less Waste Partnership projects
    • $1500 for Sam’s Club Step Up for Small Business projects
    • $1500 for HSBC Financial Literacy projects (for the third time)

Ongoing projects

  • Implement marketing strategies for “Cakes by Rachael”, “Brothers Cakes and Catering”, and other small business owners
  • Develop accounting information system and financial support seminars for small businesses including
    • Job order costing method
    • Teach owners time value of money and different methods of calculating the net present value for new projects, expansion, and investments
  • Create employee training programs focused on diversity as a competitive advantage
    • Created videos for small business owners
    • Seminars
  • Implement environmental sustainability practices:
    • December 5, 2011 Enactus team organized a seminar with Mr. Gardina, Director of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, Baltimore County to share his knowledge and expertise in reducing waste and recycling. He accepted to become part of our advisory board members
    • Created new posters for our campus to encourage students, staff and faculty to reduce waste and recycling
    • Trained small business owners  of the importance of reducing waste and recycling as a competitive advantage strategy
    • Crown the 2012 Stratford University Miss Green for the promotion and sustainability of the best environmental practices in our campus

Enactus 2013 Regional Competition

Enactus Competition 2013

From the left: Tavia Jones, Daquan Burrell, Professor Petrovici, Tia Berry, and Jami Knoedler.

Over 40 well known universities and colleges such as: Loyola University, Penn State, SUNNY College, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, Syracuse University, Susquehanna University, and Hampton University from seven states participated in a regional Enactus 2013 competition on March 22, 2013. In the photo above, is our team who represented Stratford University for the regional Enactus competition.

The Stratford University Enactus team presented nine projects executed in our community during 2012-2013. For the second year in a row, our Enactus team received the 4.0 Club award as the recognition for the high quality of our students’ projects. Along with the diploma “in recognition of their dedication to creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business” our team qualified for the National Competition in May 2014 in Saint Louis.

The team dedicated their awards to the Dean of Baltimore Campus, Eric Frauwirth, for his outstanding support for our Enactus team. The awards are displayed on the main wall (Baltimore Campus, 1st floor, adjacent to the dining lab).  The team would like to thank to all of their instructors, chefs, staff, and graduate students for their unconditional help.

Creative Ways to Break Barriers” Project

sife creative ways project

Our Enactus team completed a great project on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Enactus students taught Armistead Garden Middle School Spanish speaking students (4th to 8th grade) ways to improve their communication skills by working in teams while creating attractive, unique looking healthy fruit based displays. They evaluated and awarded gold medals to the highest score team based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and presentation of their fruit display- 50%
  • Collaboration, behavior and involvement of team members- 30%
  • Knowledge of healthy food- 20%

If you want to be part of the Enactus team please contact Professor Maria Petrovici, Enactus Faculty Advisor at mpetrovici@stratford.edu or 1-410-752-4710 ext 146.

Click here to visit the official Enactus page: http://enactus.org

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