Alcorn’s Dr. Ella Anderson inducted into Enactus Hall of Fame

After 28 years of service to Enactus, Alcorn State University’s Dr. Ella Anderson’s dedication has solidified her place in the organization’s history.

Anderson, a professor of business education and management for The School of Business, Business Administration and Accounting at Alcorn, was inducted into the Enactus Hall of Fame April 13 at the Enactus United States National Exposition in St. Louis, Mo. Anderson has successfully led Alcorn’s student Enactus competitors to winning projects since 1999. This year, she and her team presented a project on obesity in Claiborne and Jefferson counties.

Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and communities.

Although Anderson, who serves as a Sam M. Walton faculty fellow primary advisor with Enactus, is happy about her accomplishment, she is more proud of her students’ dedication and will to win.

“It has been a long journey, but I have enjoyed every step of the way. It is my shining moment, but it is not about me. It is about Alcorn’s students’ tireless efforts, perseverance, dedication, integrity, commitment and will to win that makes my love and passion for education and learning immeasurable.”

Anderson expressed her passion for teaching and preparing Alcorn’s students to compete against the best competition from around the nation.

“To be ranked among Enactus national champions is immeasurable,” said Anderson. “My goal is to teach students how to compete and challenge their competitors on any level in their endeavors. Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers one can pursue. Installation into the Enactus Hall of Fame says that Alcorn’s Enactus team can compete with the best and the brightest.”

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