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ACBSP CEO Jeffrey Alderman Judges Opening Round of 2015 Enactus U.S. National Exposition

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (April 15, 2015) The 2015 Enactus U.S. National Exposition takes place this week in Saint Louis, Mo., bringing together the top students and business leaders from around the country. Jeffery Alderman, CEO of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org was among the more than 300 global business leaders asked to judge the opening round competition on Tuesday.

There are 181 Enactus teams representing more than 2,000 students participating in the 2015 Enactus U.S. National Exposition, currently taking place (April 13-16) at America’s Center Convention Complex in Saint Louis. This event provides a platform for Enactus teams to share the details of their social enterprise projects with a panel of leading business executives, while also giving them the opportunity to collaborate with more than 200 university teams from across the country.

After three days of activities progressing through the opening, quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds of competitions, one team will be named the Enactus United States National Champion. The team that is named U.S. National Champion will compete against teams from across 36 countries in the Enactus World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 14-16, 2015.

“It was my honor to judge this competition and see firsthand the innovative projects these student entrepreneurs have developed,” said Alderman. “Many ACBSP accredited colleges and universities have Enactus teams competing in this Exposition. It is rewarding to see how quality business education translates to skill sets that these students can use outside the classroom,” he said.

About ACBSP

ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP is the only global accrediting body to accredit business, accounting, and business-related programs at all degree levels. ACBSP currently has 1,315 member campuses, 211 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 997 have achieved accreditation and more than 226 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 11,000. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs

About Enactus

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization founded on the principle that entrepreneurial action can be a powerful driver of human progress. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, teams of outstanding university students depart the classroom to create community development projects that empower people by putting their skills and talents at the center of improving their lives. Each year, a series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts, and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup. For more information, visit www.enactusunitedstates.org.

Contact: Melinda Dorning 913-339-9356 — mdorning@acbsp.org

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