AU SIFE Team Wins Regionals
Date: April 2, 2007
The Andrews University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) club were named regional champions at the competition held in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, March 28. As winners of the regional competition, the Andrews SIFE team will be competing at the national competition in Dallas, Tex. on May 6-8.
Lead by Jason Webster, a senior marketing major and president of Andrews' SIFE chapter, the team presented their annual report and a 24-minute overview of this year's projects to a panel of over a dozen corporate judges. This year's SIFE projects included: Teach a Child about Business, a program involving Ruth Murdoch Elementary School students; computer literacy training for students and their families as part of the Bridges to Digital Excellence program in Benton Harbor; a business analysis of the campus recreation center; a personal finance seminar for Andrews students, and an upcoming business ethics seminar, which will be held in Garber Auditorium in Chan Shun Hall on April 9.
Presenters at this year's competition also included Lauren Nembhard, junior accounting major and vice president of Andrews' SIFE chapter, Gabriel Montes, senior accounting major and recreation center manager, and Kira Finnegan, senior information systems major and assistant recreation center manager. Lizzy Salazar, junior management major, developed the PowerPoint presentation and assisted with technical support during the presentation. Other SIFE members who participated at the competition included: David Freedman, Crystal Giem, Justin Meseraull, Myrtha Noel, David Roe, Cherise Sandy, and Ryan Thornhill.
Dr. Ann Gibson, faculty sponsor of the SIFE team, was honored as a Sam Walton Fellow in recognition of her role in advising the Andrews SIFE program.
SIFE is an international organization of university and college students involving more than 800 colleges in the United States. Students in each club are challenged to develop outreach programs that allow them to practice skills learned in the classroom with focus on market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and business ethics. Although part of the School of Business Administration, membership in the SIFE program is open to any Andrews student interested in service and outreach programs.