WBU Enactus Donates Bibles to the Crisis Center

October 18, 2018

Group of people standing around a stack of Bibles.
Marisol Guerrero, a freshman business major from Plainview, presents Marci Brown, director of the crisis center, with one of the Bibles donated to the center by the Wayland Enactus group. Also pictured are (back, from left) Dr. Kenroy Wedderburn, Obet Medina and Debbie Lane.

PLAINVIEW – With the help of faculty and staff, the Wayland Baptist University Enactus group donated 42 bibles to the Crisis Center of the Plains recently, as part of an ongoing project to assist with job training and preparation for Crisis Center clients. 

Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action for Us All) is a national organization that focuses on college students conducting projects focused on strengthening their communities. Each year, the Wayland chapter of Enactus, sponsored by the School of Business, chooses a project to conduct, documenting the process and results. Many times the projects are presented at regional and national competitions.

This year, Enactus students decided to focus on the crisis center.

“We want to reach out to the women, knowing they have faced many difficult challenges in their lives, by providing opportunities such as building resumes,” said Obet Medina, a junior business administration major from Plainview. “We also want to do what we can to help them improve their lives.”

As students, Medina said these types of activities add to their education as they get hands-on experience working with business related topics. The work helps to reinforce what is being taught in class.

“We are able to focus and grow in specific areas,” Medina said. “With the women’s crisis center, for example, we are helping with resumes. Though many of us know how to build one, we still touch base with the basic needs. It’s not only something that is beneficial to them, but also to us.”

Enactus will be working with the crisis center with issues such as interviewing for jobs and how to dress for success, as well as resume writing. Dr. Kenroy Wedderburn, associate dean for undergraduate programs, and Debbie Lane, administrative assistant in the School of Business, sponsor the Enactus chapter. Lane said the Bible donation came about after a conversation with Marci Brown, director of the crisis center.

“Marci and I were talking about bibles,” Lane said. “They had some, but not ones the women could keep.”

Lane asked fellow Wayland employees for donations, raising enough money to purchase 42 bibles to give to crises center clientele.