WVWC students accepted into Student Fellows Program

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From left are Quinten Squires, Karli Hamrick and Gregory Strader, students from West Virginia Wesleyan College who have been accepted into the 2017-2018 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program.

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From left are Quinten Squires, Karli Hamrick and Gregory Strader, students from West Virginia Wesleyan College who have been accepted into the 2017-2018 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program.

Submitted photo From left are Quinten Squires, Karli Hamrick and Gregory Strader, students from West Virginia Wesleyan College who have been accepted into the 2017-2018 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program. Submitted photo From left are Quinten Squires, Karli Hamrick and Gregory Strader, students from West Virginia Wesleyan College who have been accepted into the 2017-2018 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program.

BUCKHANNON — Three students from West Virginia Wesleyan College have been accepted into the 2017-2018 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program.

The program is designed to help students develop higher quality projects for their Enactus teams with sustainable impacts. Accepted into the program were junior Karli Hamrick of Buckhannon; junior Quinten Squires of Weston; and MBA student Gregory Strader of Moon Township, Pennsylvania.

In 2016, BNY Mellon partnered with Enactus United States to create the BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program, a workforce competency certification plan that provides participants with additional training in the areas of project management, entrepreneurial thinking and financial skills in a free market economy. The initial grant from BNY Mellon helped to establish a pilot cohort last year in New York and New Jersey, and 43 Enactus students became the first class of Enactus Student Fellows.

Throughout this academic year, Enactus Student Fellows will cover material in three workforce competency areas: project management, entrepreneurial thinking and financial skills in a free market economy. The program incorporates content from three Enactus USA partners: Gallup, Last Mile Learning, and Common Sense Economics and consists of three phases.

Students who successfully complete the program will earn the designation of a Certified Enactus Student Fellow and receive recognition and celebration at the 2018 USA National Exposition in Kansas City; an invitation to a private reception with top executives from Enactus partner companies; an exclusive partner preview of student resumes prior to Expo 2018; and an Enactus Student Fellows certificate, lapel pin, name badge, ribbon and T-shirt.

Phase 1 is now underway, and students are working through the project management curriculum in the Enactus Training Center. Phase 1 will culminate in a third-party certification exam.

More information is available by contacting Enactus Advisor Tracie Dodson at dodson@wvwc.edu.

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