November 13, 2017

Hackettstown, N.J., November 13, 2017 – Colin Hudson, a Centenary junior from Mount Olive, was recently accepted into the 2017-2018 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program.

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 their communities.

“Centenary University has a strong Enactus Chapter on our campus,” says Dr. Linda Poisseroux, Assistant Professor of Business and Director of Enactus at Centenary University. “Our students have been part of Enactus for over 25 years and have been recruited by top firms as a result of their work. It is a pleasure to see Colin being recognized in this manner.”

Only 150 Enactus students from the United States were chosen to participate in this program which entitles Enactus Student Fellows to complete an online project management course that will culminate in a certification exam to earn PMD Pro, an internationally-accredited project management certification in development. The Fellows will complete an additional online workshop which will explore entrepreneurial talents. All Fellows will be paired with an Enactus alumni mentor.

Lastly, students will complete an online course titled “Common Sense Economics,” which will help develop the financial skills required in a free market. Students who complete this program will receive the designation of a Certified Enactus Student and will be recognized at the 2018 United States National Exposition in Kansas City. They will be invited to a private reception with top executives from Enactus partner companies and have the opportunity to have their resumes previewed by exclusive partners prior to the 2018 exposition.

“This is an honor,” says Hudson. “I am excited about this opportunity, as it is an exclusive program. I am looking forward to learning a lot about fair trade and myself through this journey. It will be so satisfying to be recognized for this accomplishment on stage at the Expo in Kansas City after this entire process is completed. This is truly a valuable opportunity that will be beneficial for my future. I certainly hope to make my team and the university proud of me.”

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary School of Professional Studies offers degree programs online and in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, online, as well as corporate sites throughout New Jersey.



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