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Vote for SEG!

Vote early, vote often for the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG), who were nominated yesterday for the White House’s Campus Champions of Change Challenge.

SEG, Grinnell’s student-run micro-financing group, has long been commended by Grinnell students, administrators and trustees.  They started loaning money in developing countries and became a certified non-profit in Fall 2009. Last year, they began a campaign closer to home, granting emergency microloans to Poweshiek County residents.

These programs earned SEG the recognition of the White House, which selected it as one of 15 finalists. Of those, the five with the most votes will be invited to the White House and featured on the TV show “The Dean’s List” on mtvU.  As of 1 a.m. on Friday, SEG is in eighth with 670 votes. Click here to vote!


UPDATE:  As of Sunday at 2 p.m., SEG is in second place with 6,861 votes.

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    Mark Root-WileyMar 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    If you haven’t voted yet, please do!

    If you have (thank you!), SEG still needs your help. Because Grinnell is so small compared to the other entrants’ schools, we you to reach out to high school friends, family, and all campus squirrels.

    You can find an example email, tweets, and facebook posts at