WHAT IS ENACTUS?

By Carmen Krichbaum

Malone has a wide variety of clubs and organizations on campus, but one that stands out is Enactus. Enactus stands for ENtrepreneurial ACTion in US. It is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Enactus Advisor Scott Hinterleiter explained that while Enactus is historically known as a business organization, all majors are welcome to join. He said, “We are reaching out to all students, whatever major. It gives them an opportunity to learn skills that everyone needs from essay writing to interviewing. They are skills that not just business majors need.” Enactus is not really about business it is about service. Hinterleiter referenced the biblical verse 1 Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” They moved their meetings from Mitchell Hall to the library to have a “neutral site.” “It is someplace that all students are used to coming.” Senior Business Administration major, Alexander Chilupe, is the President of Malone Enactus. He described Enactus in his own words, “It is traditionally the business entrepreneurial group on campus, and what we do is we try to bring a more business-like entrepreneurial spirit onto campus.” Chilupe explained that the club has now changed gears, and is aimed more towards service. “We are a Christian University and Jesus is all about service, and so are we.” One of the service projects Enactus has participated in this year is Tailgate Against Hunger. Usually this takes place during the Malone vs. Walsh football game, but this year it was held at GlenOak Highschool, October 4th, during their football game against Jackson. This allowed their high school Key Club to help alongside Enactus. Enactus also has events. Tuesday, October 7th, they did a cleanup/ cookout on the pioneer trail. Enactus has also worked with different groups on campus. Chilupe explained that if clubs need help with a more organized or business approach, they come to Enactus for help. Having something like Enactus on your resume is good. They are doing a lot of things to be involved with Stark county and Canton in general “We have big things planned for this year.”

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