Sam M. Walton Fellows of the Year Named at US National Exposition

Posted on June 27, 2013 08:24 am CDT

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.–  Donna DeLorenzo and Barry Sand, Co-advisors of Flagler Enactus, were named Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellows of the Year at the 2013 Enactus US National Exposition (formerly SIFE) on May 23 in Kansas City, Mo., which saw Flagler College win their third national championship.DonnaandBarry-FlaglerSWF

The Jack Kahl Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for the Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellows of the Year honors those who have done the most to advance the entire Enactus organization during the current academic year.

DeLorenzo is the Executive Director of College Relations at Flagler, a Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellow, and the co-advisor for the Flagler College Enactus national championship team. As the Executive Director of College Relations, DeLorenzo oversees Public Relations, Marketing Communications, WFCF Flagler College Radio, College Relations, Flagler’s Legacy – the College’s retail enterprise, and Enactus.

“Barry and I are honored and humbled that our Enactus students nominated us for this prestigious award,” said DeLorenzo. “This is just another indication of how impressive a group of students they are, and we are grateful for their support.”

Sand is a retired professional in residence at Flagler College teaching TV Scriptwriting and TV Production and is also a former producer of “Late Night with David Letterman.” In his 30 years of broadcasting, Sand has written and produced many Emmy Award winning shows including “Candid Camera,” “David Frost,” “Mike Douglas” and “SCTV.”

Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellows of the Year each receive a plaque and a fully paid trip to the Enactus World Cup in Cancun, Mexico, where Flagler College will compete in September.

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PHOTO: left to right: Donna DeLorenzo and Barry Sand. Photo and news release courtesy of Flagler College

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