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Southern Miss Team Wins at Enactus Regional Competition

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Southern Miss Enactus team members who participated in the U.S. Regional Competition include, from left to right: Alexis Patterson, Deonica Davis, Kimberly Loving, Jameka Foley, Hamida Abdulai Ahmed and Rosie Evans. (Submitted photo)

A team of students at The University of Southern Mississippi was named a regional champion at the Enactus United States Regional Competition held April 10 in Dallas, Texas.

As an Enactus U.S. regional champion, the Southern Miss team advances to the 2013 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., May 21-23.

Enactus is an international organization with teams in 39 countries. The Southern Miss team is one of more than 500 Enactus programs in the United States. Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. Participating students use business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

“The team has worked hard all year and it’s wonderful that they can receive recognition for their community service efforts,” said Dr. Jennifer Sequeira, associate professor of management at Southern Miss and Enactus team advisor. “As a team they have completed 450 hours of service for the academic year with some dedicating more than 75 individual hours. These students truly have a heart for the community and enjoy helping others to improve their lives.”

Team members participating in the regional event included the following:

  • Deonica Davis, a senior graphic design major from Pearl, Miss.
  • Rosie Evans, a senior child & family studies major from Jackson, Miss.
  • Kimberly Loving, a sophomore business administration/fashion merchandising major from Vicksburg, Miss.
  • Jameka Foley, a junior social work major from Vossburg, Miss.
  • Alexis Patterson, a junior advertising major from Meridian, Miss.
  • Hamida Abdulai Ahmed, a senior business administration major from Madrid, Spain

Other team members include:

  • Eddie Drane, a sophomore health care marketing major from Hollandale, Miss.
  • La’Shara Allen, a senior elementary & special education major from Summit, Miss.
  • Ashley Shannon, a sophomore business management major from Jackson, Miss.
  • Ronald Goins, a sophomore marketing major from Lucedale, Miss.
  • Lori Coleman, a junior accounting major from Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • Latoya Gray, a senior psychology major from Heidelberg, Miss.