Enactus Team at Washington Adventist University Receives Coca Cola Grant for the Uncap Opportunities for Women Project


University group addresses community needs through business concepts

Takoma Park, Md. (October 30, 2014) The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Enactus team has been awarded a $1,500 grant to support its Uncap Opportunities for Women project. The funding will support the team’s efforts in helping women-owned businesses in the Long Branch area of Takoma Park, assisting them with new marketing initiatives. The team will be partnering with the Long Branch Business League to help local businesses in the area succeed.
“Last year, the Enactus team started working with El Golfo Restaurant,” said Kim Pichot, chair of the WAU Business Administration Department. “This grant support from Coca-Cola will enable our students to continue helping the restaurant market its events this year.  It’s a great opportunity for our students to gain valuable experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and management, while helping our local businesses boost their sales.”

The university’s Enactus team is part of Enactus Worldwide, an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders for the purpose of empowering communities and transforming lives — resolving problems through the use of effective business concepts.
Nationwide, there are 518 Enactus teams with more than 17,000 students, working on more than 2,000 community team projects. Student volunteer hours working on Enactus projects last year numbered 541,344.
For more information about the WAU Enactus team, contact Professor Kimberly Pichot at kspichot@wau.edu.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. A total of 1,080 students of all faiths participate in the university’s eight graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

Media Contacts:
Angie Crews, 301-891-4134, acrews@wau.edu
Donna Bigler, 240-286-1169, dbigler@wau.edu

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