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BSC Student Team Named “Rookie of the Year” at Enactus Regional Championship

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    Tuesday, April 09 2013
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

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A Bluefield State College student team was awarded "Rookie of the Year" honors at the recent "Enactus Regional Championship" in Atlanta, GA. Pictured (left-to-right) are BSC Enactus members Sean Cornelius, Feyijimi Adegbohun, Remar Brothers, Dr. Albert Berkoh (faculty advisor), Kim Ross, Kamola Azizova, Jerome Powell, and Justin Joseph.

(Bluefield)—A Bluefield State College student team was awarded "Rookie of the Year" honors at the recent "Enactus Regional Championship" in Atlanta, GA. The competition brought together active Enactus programs from throughout the country to one of ten regional championships.

The BSC chapter of Enactus, a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress, was established last semester. Competing teams were divided into eight leagues where they were judged on criteria that considered how effectively their projects empowered people in need by applying business and economic concepts with an entrepreneurial approach to improve their quality of life and standard of living.

Accompanied by faculty advisor Dr. Albert Berkoh, the BSC Enactus team of Jerome Powell, Justin Joseph, Kamola Azizova, Kim Ross, Feyijimi Adegbohun, Remar Brothers, and Sean Cornelius competed against teams from the University of Florida, Morehead State University, Georgia College & State University, and Southern Adventist University. At the end of the day, the BSC team was named "Rookie of the Year" for its performance as a first-year Enactus program.

BSC Enactus team member Kamola Azizova observed, "This was an amazing event and a great opportunity for our team. With just nine members and in our first year of existence, we successfully launched three initiatives, and we were recognized for our achievement. Through our Enactus experience, we can clearly see how our hard work and effort are making a positive change in the community."