July 28, 2013 12:00AM
When the Students in Free Enterprise organization changed its name to Enactus last year, it also took on an expanded mission: to make the group more inclusive and diverse.
Suzanne Hurt, Pittsburg State University’s Enactus adviser, is proud of the way her group is already moving toward that goal. Soon, she will have a chance to help guide the national organization along the same path.
Hurt, who has served as PSU’s Enactus adviser for two years and has 25 years of advising experience, was recently named to the Enactus United States Faculty Advisory Committee.
A group comprised of faculty and administrative personnel from throughout the U.S., the Faculty Advisory Committee is tasked with enhancing Enactus programming activities including training, developing mentoring and best practice sharing for all Enactus campuses and assisting in strategies to enhance Enactus team relations within the Enactus network.
“I am very honored to be selected to represent Pittsburg State University and our Enactus team at the national level,” Hurt said. “During a time of change within the Enactus U.S. organization, I believe my 25 years of experience in leading students and serving communities will allow me to bring meaningful input to the committee.”
The PSU Enactus team was named second runner up in its division in May during the 2013 Nationals Competition in Kansas City. The PSU team also was recognized as the second-place winner in the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership contest and as the third-place winner in the Sam’s Club “Step Up For Small Business” competition.
There are more than 530 Enactus teams and 21,000 university students in the United States. For more information, visit www.enactus.org.