SIFE Team Wins Regional Competition
The Alma College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team claimed its
sixth consecutive regional championship after competing in the SIFE USA
Regional Competition in Chicago March 18 and 19.
The regional win qualifies the team to represent Alma College at the national SIFE competition in Dallas, Texas, May 6 through 8.
The Alma SIFE team, consisting of 37 students, competed against teams representing 38 colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. The event was one of 17 SIFE Regional Competitions held across the United States.
“It’s great to see the students win the regional for the sixth straight year and advance to the nationals,” said Ron Lemmon, associate professor of administration and team advisor. “The competition gets tougher every year as more teams try to compete.”
SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more than 1,800 college and university campuses in more than 40 countries. SIFE teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects that teach market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills, business ethics, and financial literacy. Alma’s SIFE group has worked on 10 projects both on and off campus throughout the past academic year.
At regional and national competitions, SIFE teams present the results of their educational outreach projects and compete to determine which team was most successful at creating economic opportunity for others. Projects and presentation skills are judged by Fortune 500 senior executives, who base their decisions on creativity, innovation and effectiveness.
The mission of Alma College SIFE is “to raise the standard of living in mid-Michigan by teaching the principles of free enterprise through a variety of educational outreach programs developed and implemented by dedicated Alma College students,” said Lemmon.
Posted: Wed, March 21st, 2007 at 11:55AM