— A group of Carroll University students recently broke their
own record at a national entrepreneurship competition.
The Carroll University Enactus group competed last week in the
Enactus United States National Exposition in St. Louis, finishing
second in the quarter final round. They trailed behind Belmont
University, which went on to take fourth place overall at the
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization that brings
together student, academic and business leaders who use
entrepreneurship to improve the quality of life and standard of
living for people in need.
The Carroll team was among more than 200 to compete in the
exposition and 3,000 students, faculty, alumni and businesses
attended the event.
The exposition also provided students the opportunity to interact
with professionals who serve as judges and organizational
recruiters looking for top business talent.
Teams were judged on how their projects impacted the local and
global community. Using a $1,500 grant from Walmart, junior
accounting major Jordyn Herzog and sophomore business marketing
major Brittany Radish led a team to empower lowincome women who
utilize Waukesha Women’s Center services through workforce
Using an existing relationship with Plowshare Fair Trade
Marketplace, a team helped expand Plowshare’s marketing
footprint and create a new responsive website, along with other
social media sites. Sophomore video production major Jake Morrow
and sophomore accounting major Alison Lambrecht were project
managers for the $1,500 Sam’s Club Step Up for Small Businesses
Kevin Hamm and Nick Cappa, both sophomore business marketing
majors, led a private donor project to revitalize North Street
Station Laundromat in Waukesha.
The teams’ efforts have resulted in two women finding
sustainable employment opportunities, an increase in Plowshare
Fair Trade Marketplace’s social media presence, and a revenue
increase at North Street Station Laundromat.
Jordyn Herzog, the president of Carroll’s team, also received an
Enactus scholarship. Herzog will be the Jules and Gwen Knapp
Enactus Ambassador for next year.
The Carroll team included Herzog, Morrow, Lambrecht, Hamm, Cappa,
Radish, Andrew Bartz and Micah Torgerson.