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Global Enterprise Challenge Returns from Haiti with Global Perspective, New Relationships

On a path in Haiti, Tori Carder found herself alone with the Haitians hosting the Global Enterprise Challenge team from McPherson College. Not knowing the language well, Carder began to simply hum the hymn “How Great Thou Art.” All the Haitians around her joined in, and a connection was made beyond words. The moment encapsulates a significant accomplishment of McPherson College’s Global Enterprise Challenge – building a relationship with the [ read more... ]

GEC Team Traveling to Haiti to Make a Difference

Five McPherson College student are about to embark on potentially life-changing adventure at the beginning of June, thanks to their entrepreneurial spirit. In November 2010, McPherson College challenged students to come up with a sustainable venture to help the people of Haiti in just 10 days. In the college’s “Global Enterprise Challenge” the 30 McPherson College students worked together in six assigned teams and blew away the judging panel with [ read more... ]

GEC Team One Plants Trees in Community Garden

They may not be in Haiti, but members of team one in the Global Enterprise Challenge last November still got together this week to benefit the local community with their idea for the challenge. Daniel Barba, Estrella Medina, Karina Harvey and Alexia Hall met at the college’s new community garden Tuesday to plant moringa tree seeds. In November, they accepted the Global Enterprise Challenge to come up with a sustainable [ read more... ]

Global Enterprise Challenge Team Receives History Lesson on Tortuga

The winning Global Enterprise Challenge team will be heading to Tortuga, Haiti, at the end of May to work on adapting their winning concept on the ground. On March 18, they learned how this small island played a major role in the early history of the Caribbean.

Winning Global Enterprise Challenge Team Sets Dates, Early Plans for Haiti

The winning idea of the Global Enterprise Challenge has taken the first steps from concept to reality. The team met Feb. 11 for the first time since learning they won the Global Enterprise Challenge - discussing timelines, preliminary plans and rough budget figures. During just 10 days in November – as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week – six teams of five students each were challenged to come up with a plan [ read more... ]

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