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Enactus is student organization at Missouri State University-West Plains. It 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. Our purpose is enable progress through entrepreneurial action.

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- Day:  TBD
- Time:  TBD
- Location:  Lybyer

2014-2015 Officers

  • President:  Leona Reed
  • Vice President / Media Coordinator:  Ben Orlowski
  • Secretary / Treasurer / SGA Senator:  Donna Taylor

Faculty Advisors

  • Cathy Proffitt Boys
  • Barbara Nyden



- To enable progress through entrepreneurial action.Enactus


- April 15, 2010 (MSU-WP Enactus)


- 2012 Rookie of the Year Award (Regional SIFE Competition at Rogers AR)
– 2012 MSU-WP Student Organization of the Year Award

  • Project Leader:  Ruth Ann Bennett
  • Timeline:   Initial distribution by December 7; ongoing
  • Project Scope:  Collect everything needed for a child’s birthday party, including cake mix, icing, candles, plates, cups, cutlery, streamers, table cloth, and a toy.  The boxes would be placed in Samaritan Outreach Homeless Shelter, Agape House, and Cristos House for children who have been displaced from their home.

  • Project Leader:  TBD
  • Timeline:  Fall 2014 Faculty/Staff Food Drive and the Spring 2015 Student Organization Food Drive dates are TBD.
  • Project Purpose:   According to the Feeding America organization, Howell county has over 7000 people that are classified as food insecure.  In the West Plains area K-8 schools there are over 63% of our children on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program and in one rural school nearly 90% of the children participate in this program.  Over 1,300 children in Howell County go hungry each weekend.  The MSU-WP Let’s Can Hunger project benefits two local organizations:  Rotary Backpack Program and Samaritan Outreach Homeless Shelter/Food Bank.
  • Project Description:   MSU-WP Enactus sponsors a semi-annual food drive each fall and spring.  To encourage participation, the fall food drive involves a competition among faculty and staff to see which building can collect the most food.  A traveling plaque will be awarded during the annual Faculty & Staff Recognition Luncheon in January to the campus building faculty and staff that collected the most food.  During the spring food drive, a contest among student organizations is held.  A traveling plaque will be awarded during the Celebration of Leaders in April to the student organization that collected the most food.
  • Special Instructions:  All types of food is accepted for the Samaritan Outreach Food Pantry.  Any of the following food is accepted for the Rotary Backpack program:
    - Hormel Completes for Kida (Mac & Beef, Spaghetti & Meatballs and Pasta  & Chicken
    - Campbell’s Soup at Hand (Vegetable Beef and Chicken Noodle)
    - Campbell’s Microwaveable Soup Bowl (15.4 oz)
    - Horizons Organic Milk 1%
    - Mac & Cheese Bowls
    - Hamburger Helper microwavable bowl
    - Chef Boyardee (7.5 oz bowl – Beefaroni, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Beef Ravioli, Mini Micro Beef Ravioli)
    Island Orchard All Natural Juice (6.75 oz – Grape, Applie, Fruit Punch)
    - Kellogg’s Cereal (individual servings)
    - Great Value Applesauce (Plain and cinnamon)
    - Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Cereal Bar
    - GV Fruit Cups (4 – 4oz pack – Cherry Mixed Fruit, Peaches, Diced Pears, Mandain Organges)
    Austin Cheddar Cheese Crackers
  • Project Dates: TBD

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