MBI's Enactus (SIFE) Team Wins Regionals for the 7th Straight Year

What was formerly Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE, is now Enactus. What hasn't changed is the dominance that the College's Macklin Business Institute (MBI) teams bring to regional business competitions.

The MBI Enactus team has claimed the 2013 Regional Competition for the seventh consecutive year. The four main projects included in the presentation involved the MBI Cafe, Walk in My Shoes, Rancho 3M and One Hen Project/Kiva Loans. The team will head to Kansas City, Mo., in May for the national competition.

Pictured top row left to right: Iesha Agrawal, Anna Saavedra, Shawn Glisson, Faith Harrington, Nelina Stoykova, Neha Thanki, Attom Oshina; Bottom: Jenna Shenk, Harleen Singh, MBI Director Stephen Lang, Shannon Taruc, Rolima Byanjankar

What are the Enactus Regionals?

Colleges and universities in the United States that have an active Enactus program are invited to send a team to one of 10 Regional Competitions held around the country. Regional Competitions are dramatic, energy-filled events where teams showcase the collective impact of their community outreach efforts.

The teams will be judged on the following Judging Criterion: Considering the relevant economic, social and environmental factors, which Enactus team most effectively empowered people in need by applying business and economic concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve their quality of life and standard of living? Competing teams are divided among separate leagues, with approximately five to seven teams per league. On average, two or three teams from each league will be named regional champions and qualify for the National Exposition. In addition to the competition, an all-day career fair and the Top to Future-Top Forum held during lunch further enhance the unique connections these events create among the student, academic and business leaders in attendance.

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On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Today, the College has grown to a multi-campus institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.