Karen Beiser, associate professor of business, 406.657.1170,
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Photo: In the background, the 2013-2014 RMC Enactus team (L to R): Mariah Gondeiro, Zach Pietrocarlo, Samantha Cook, Kyle Breschini, Suzanne Davis, and Mike Eggen

In the foreground, from the 2014-2015 RMC Enactus team, at Microsoft Headquarters on October 10, 2014 (L to R): Parker Rood, Zach Pietrocarlo, Suzanne Davis, and Alex Orokotan

Enactus StudentsRMC Enactus team members chosen as example for professionalism

BILLINGS, November 5, 2014 – The national Enactus organization has chosen the RMC Enactus team as its best example of how to look professional for business events. The national Enactus group is using the photo of the 2013-2014 RMC team in all of their marketing pieces for the Fall Leadership Conference.

“One of my proudest moments was when I learned that the Enactus organization, an international company working with more than 400 schools in the U.S. alone, chose my team to represent what it means to look professional,” said RMC Associate Professor of Business Dr. Karen Beiser.

“We initially thought that it was just being used on a regional basis, but when we saw it used in a promotional piece for the national leadership conferences, as well as seeing it blown up at Microsoft headquarters, we realized how significant this is for the Enactus students at Rocky Mountain College,” said Dr. Beiser.

During a trip to Redmond, Wash., on October 10, 2014, four of the 2014-2015 RMC Enactus team members stood in front of the nationally recognized photo of the 2013-2014 RMC Enactus team, which was displayed at Microsoft Headquarters. The nationally used photo of the RMC Enactus team was taken in April 2014 in Cincinnati and was taken by one of the professional photographers hired by the national Enactus group.

“The students sometimes think I am too picky about the importance of looking like a professional – now they see why it is worth the effort,” said Dr. Beiser. “It is indeed a great example of the high-quality students in our program today.”

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that allows students, academic professionals, and industry leaders to network and work toward a shared goal of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.

The RMC Enactus team operates as an upper-division academic class, and it also offers membership as part of an Enactus club. This student-led team creates, develops, and implements projects that empower people in the community, are economically sustainable, and promote environmental responsibility. Membership offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, connect with business professionals, and build experience in project management, while also providing a way for students to make an impact in the local community.