Olivet Enactus advances from regional competition to U.S. National Exposition

Competition is serious business for Olivet Nazarene University’s Enactus chapter. The 2016–2017 presentation team added to the history of success by competing in the U.S. National Exposition and achieving a second place finish in the opening round of competition for its division. Teams representing Enactus chapters from 105 other schools — out of 457 chapters at schools nationwide — qualified for and competed at nationals.


Olivet’s presenters for this 2016–2017 competition season were:

  • Elizabeth Jackson, a sophomore majoring in marketing from Nineveh, Indiana
  • Jason Mangantulao, a sophomore majoring business management from Bourbonnais, Illinois
  • Samantha Morey ’17, also the scriptwriter for the team’s presentation
  • Juleah Puccinelli ’17
  • Kyndall Singletary ’17
  • Nicholas Stoewsand, a sophomore majoring in international business from Bourbonnais

Cody Robinson served as the production coordinator. He is a sophomore majoring in marketing from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"Being part of the presentation team for Olivet Enactus has been a blessing,” says presenter Jason Mangantulao. “During our competition season, I gained real world experience, networked with successful business professionals, and promoted sustainability, all while giving glory to His name. I'm thankful to say that I walk away from this experience with a full heart and big hopes of where Olivet Enactus goes next year."

Adding to the honors for Olivet’s Enactus is the chapter’s ranking in the top 32 of 457 Enactus presentation teams in the nation, based on the team’s performance at regional and national competitions during the 2016-2017 academic year. At the national competition, Olivet’s team placed second in its division, just behind the team that ultimately finished third in the nation.

Olivet’s Enactus chapter is the largest club on campus, reflecting the strength of degree programs offered by the School of Business. The emphasis on education, practical experience and service is a winning combination for providing “Education with a Christian purpose.”

“I continue to be impressed by the performance of our students at this high level of competition,” says Dr. Lynda Allen, professor in the School of Business and faculty sponsor for Olivet’s Enactus chapter. “Throughout this academic year, our team of over 100 students completed 13 entrepreneurial projects, directly impacting thousands of lives. Students gain practical experience, and lives are changed through the work of our team.”

To learn more about Enactus and Olivet’s School of Business, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.