ENACTUS STUDENTS FORM SADD GROUP ON CAMPUS

A team of students from SUNY Fredonia’s chapter of Enactus has formed a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group on campus. The team is working with high school and college students in the community to reinforce the message of positive decision making against drinking and driving, drug use, teen violence, and teen suicide.

The goal of Enactus is to use the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, most sustainable world. The team of marketing students Ashley Bucholtz, Briana Noto, Jennifer Pfeffer, and Kayla Wojciechowski has aligned with SADD to accomplish this mission. SADD became a recognized group on campus last November and held their first official meeting on February 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. in Williams Center room G103C.

With over 20 new members signed up this semester, the group plans to continue working with students in the community to spread their Enactus initiative: “Think Before You Act.” The group has already developed a relationship with Fredonia High School. The team visited the school before their Winter Ball dance in January and encouraged students to pledge against drinking and driving. They are also planning to volunteer for the school’s spring Wellness Day in March as well as establishing a relationship with Dunkirk High School’s SADD chapter.

“We have made extensive progress so far and look forward to strengthening a partnership with students both on Fredonia’s campus and in the surrounding community to promote healthy decision making and ultimately improving overall quality of life,” says Ashley Bucholtz, president of SADD.

To get involved, contact Ashley Bucholtz at buch3787@fredonia.edu or attend a meeting. Meetings will be held every other Tuesday at 8 p.m. The next meeting will be March 5.

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Enactus Freonia’s SADD team getting Fredonia High School students to pledge against drinking and driving.

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ENACTUS FREDONIA MEETS WITH VISITING DELEGATION FROM NIIGATA UNIVERSITY

Students representing SUNY Fredonia’s chapter of Enactus met with representatives from Japan’s Niigata University in November. The meeting was able to clarify the purpose of Enactus which is to use positive business practices to improve the quality of living for those in needs and build a better and sustainable world

The delegation from Niigata toured Fredonia’s campus on November 6, 2012 to learn about how the college engages with the community. The Enactus team was able to discuss the many projects being undertaken that target three pillars: social, economical, and environmental action to create sustainable relationships with the community.The dialog began to foster a relationship between the two universities, both interested in community engagement.

Throughout the school year, various projects will affect many segments of the community including local businesses as well as elementary and high schools in Fredonia and Dunkirk. These projects will promote several different messages; anti-bullying, drunk driving, recycling, going green, and youth leadership programs which will all seek to help the community in different ways.

“The Niigata representatives walked away with a very positive impression of Fredonia, especially how students are able to use the skills being learned in the classroom setting in a professional, business manner,” says Chad Allen, one of the members of SIFE who was facilitating the meeting. As Enactus is an international organization, Fredonia hopes to form an alliance with Niigata to help broaden the organization to the Japanese campus.

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world which now building some interests from our international colleagues in Japan.

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New Website

Enactus Fredonia is excited to launch this new website to help share news and keep everyone up to date on all the activities the teams are working on.

Enactus Fredonia can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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