Stratford University students celebrating on graduation day

Clubs and Organizations

Stratford believes that student clubs and organizations are vital to the development and education of every student

 

Enactus Club 

Enactus

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:
    1. Financial Focus
    2. Ethics
    3. Recycling
    4. 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 

International Students Club (ISC) at the Falls Church Campus

Students in the International Students Club (ISC) are also part of the ISC Social Club and/or the ISC Sports Club. 

The International Students Club is composed of international as well as domestic students who want to socialize together. Students volunteer for activities and events during the school year, such as:

african american heritage

(above) African American Heritage Celebration- February 23, 2011

aloha

(above) Asian Pacific American Heritage- Aloha 2011

world cup

(above) Cricket World Cup Pizza Party- April 4, 2011

 

American Culinary Federation, Greater Baltimore Chapter

The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the ACF is a professional organization of culinary arts students and professionals who host competitions, lectures, demos and networking opportunities within the culinary industry.

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York city by three chefs’ organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since its inception, little has changed in its principal goals. The ACF is an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

Every year the ACF holds the Northeast Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl competition, where students with their heads buried in five culinary textbooks, study questions on topics that range from nutrition to sanitation and from safety to the art of modern cooking. The Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl is a “Jeopardy”-style tournament that tests students’ culinary knowledge. The competition is open to student teams from ACF chapters, apprenticeship programs and accredited schools. Each team has four players and one alternate. The winning team advances to the national competition.

Click here to visit the official ACF page: http://www.acfchefs.org

 

Stratford's Baking and Pastry Club at the Baltimore Campus

Fire up the ovens, dust off the baking trays… Stratford’s Baking and Pastry Club at the Baltimore campus has begun! Whether you’re a skilled baker or a newbie, the Baking and Pastry Club has something for everyone! We will share recipes, discuss issues on baking, answer queries related to baking and a lot more. Led by Chef Santos, students are able to further hone their baking and decorating skills beyond the taught curriculum.

Membership Requirements: Successful completion of CUL 111, Sanitation and Safety

Interested in joining? Email: sbakingpastryclub@gmail.com

 

Spectrum, the new Baltimore campus LGBTS club, gets started!

Spread the word, the LGBTS club, Spectrum, has arrived at Stratford’s Baltimore Campus.

Spectrum’s mission is to increase awareness about the negative effects of homophobia, newly referred to as gaycism, and create a comfortable environment for all sexual orientations. We plan to reduce verbal and physical harassment in society, and promote equal treatment for all people. Through our organization, we hope to dispel any erroneous perceptions about homosexuality in positive and inclusive ways.

Look for future information about meetings!