Entrepreneurial Action at UWG

ENtrepreneurial

  • having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;

ACTion

  • the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;

US

  • a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.

Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup.

In addition to the community aspect of the program, participants gain knowledge in disciplines such as entrepreneurship, business ethics, and economics while benefiting UWG, Carrollton, and surrounding areas. Enactus also offers leadership and career initiatives that create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.

If you are interested in joining the UWG Enactus Team, please contact our Faculty Advisor, Mr. Rick Sigman, rsigman@westga.edu. You can also complete an application. 

Enactus Application (PDF, 88K)

Richards College of Business (Dean's Council of Student Leaders)

Enactus participated in the 2017 "Cans for Cause" Drive hosted by the Dean’s Council of student leaders. Enactus donated 56 cans, coming in fourth place for number of donated items to the Local Carrollton Soup Kitchen. Enactus received $50 in funding from the Richards College of Business for their participation in the Cans for a Cause Drive. The Enactus president was present to accept the second place award of $100 on behalf of the Marketing club for their donation of 126 cans. Additionally, the Enactus team and other club members assisted Dr. McIntyre with transportation efforts to the kitchen location.

cans for a cause marketing club 2nd place

Career Services

Our team has partnered with Career Services to develop on Campus Panel Discussions to inform student of Professional Development and Entrepreneurship. The goals is to assist students by guiding them through the campus resources that can help them excel as an entrepreneur and as a professional during and upon graduation.

Student Organization Collaboration

In efforts to support student involvement on campus we have partnered the Center for Student Involvement to engage more with other on campus student organizations. The goal is to network to enable more opportunities for collaborations within the organizations and get assistance, ideas, and connections from one another to build our team. Organizations include, Student activities Council (SAC), Management Club, Marketing Club and more.

UWG Freshman Initiative

Seasoned Enactus team members will provide mentoring to new UWG freshman to create and provide service to projects on the campus and in Carrollton, GA.

advisory board members

Our Enactus team enjoys a great relationship with our Business Advisory Board. Many of our students have been able to get internships and full-time job opportunities along with the constant support received for the various service projects.

Current Board Members

  • Donna Lackey - Carroll Tomorrow/Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
  • John McDaniel - Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T)
  • Jermaine Jackson - Walmart.com
  • Sami Willingham - The Home Depot Corporation

Officers are chosen in the Fall each year.

  • To be determined
  • President
  • To be determined
  • Vice President