Enactus 25th Reunion


SIFE reunion

Former members of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) celebrated the program’s 25th anniversary during a Reunion Reception held on campus during October’s Centennial Celebration.

The Ferrum College Enactus program (formerly called Students in Free Enterprise) celebrated its 25th anniversary during the College’s Centennial Celebration weekend. Business faculty, alumni, and current Enactus team members shared stories and fond memories of their time together in the program. A reunion committee led by Melissa Bowling ’98 coordinated the program for the evening.

Last spring, the Ferrum Enactus team won the regional competition in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the 24th year in a row. In the past year, the Ferrum College Enactus team worked on 15 different outreach projects, which included financial education, women’s empowerment, community beautification, sustainability, and programs designed to help area small businesses. The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) recently awarded one of 50 Community Improvement Challenge grants to the Ferrum College Enactus team. The grant provides Enactus teams across the country an opportunity to raise the quality of life and standard of living for communities in need through the structural improvement of community, education, municipal, or residential facilities or operations. The Ferrum students who wrote the proposal were freshmen.

Fundraising Under Way for the Enactus Endowed Scholarship Fund

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the program, current and former members and staff are seeking to raise $25,000 as an endowment in support of Enactus. The funds will be used for students’ travel and expenses associated with their competitions.

The Ferrum College Enactus Endowment Giving Levels

  • Platinum $10,000+
  • Gold $2,000–$9,999
  • Silver $500–$1,999
  • Bronze $1–$499

If you are interested in supporting the Enactus/SIFE endowment fund, please contact Joanna Coleman at jbcoleman@ferrum.edu or by phone at 540.420.9832.



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