• John Brown University

    United States | In action since 1947

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Team Profile:

Students involved
64

Past WC appearances
0

Faculty advisor(s):
Kai Togami. Sam Walton Fellow; Cecilee Russell, co-advisor

Our proudest moment of the past year:
Students were empowered more than ever this year to shape the culture of the organization and take it to the next level. It was incredible to see them step up to the challenge and as a result win the national championship.

Biggest challenge from the past year:
A shift in our leadership … During a time of ambiguity and transition, students stepped up and supported each other and the organization.

Team described in one word:
Family.

Get to Know Us:

As a freshman, Myriah sought to join a business club in hopes of gaining experience that would boost her future career. Then she discovered Enactus — and how much more it offered in terms of business, social and personal opportunities. “I have come to love the organization and my team,” says Myriah, who plans to graduate in May 2018 with a degree in marketing and graphic design. An Enactus team member for three years, she serves as its vice president of membership. “[At Enactus World Cup,] I hope to gain a broader yet more personal perspective of how business can improve livelihoods all across the world.”

More about Myriah:

  • What she’s reading: “Daring Greatly,” by Brene Brown; “Quiet,” by Susan Cain.
  • Her theme song: “Happy,” by Pharrell Williams
  • Who inspires her:  My father
  • Enactus in one word:  Inspire.
  • Best Enactus moment: “When [our] team ends the presentation with, ‘We are, Enactus JBU!‘”
  • In five years, I will be … “pursuing my dream of starting a meaningful business.”

Involved with Enactus for two years, Cooper says serving as team president enables him to provide more administrative structure for a group with an already impressive track record in projects and competition. “Having the opportunity to document what it is that we do well and make it replicable for future JBU students and even other Enactus teams” is his greatest accomplishment with the team. “…working with volunteers is always difficult, and working with the proper tools to help student see the vision and possibilities surrounding Enactus is key.” Cooper joined Enactus JBU after meeting and talking with other team members at student orientation. He plans to graduate in May 2019 with a degree in business management.

More about Cooper:

  • What I’m reading: “Good to Great,” by Jim Collins
  • Theme song: “Defender,” by Kings Kaleidoscope
  • Who inspires me:  Elon Musk
  • Enactus in one word:  Empowerment.
  • Best Enactus moment: “Traveling to Guatemala with teammates to implement an English school.”
  • In five years, I will be … “continuing to help people through consulting work in areas of management and leadership, focusing on economic development in third-world and developing countries.”

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