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Friday, March 28, 2008

SIFE heading to national competition

It looks like practice has paid off.

After months of preparation including a recent presentation for area business owners, Students in Free Enterprise at Pittsburg State University have taken first place at the regional competition.

The competition was held Thursday in Rogers, Ark. More than 30 teams from higher education institutions competed, with PSU taking first place in their league. The PSU SIFE group will travel to Chicago to compete in the national competition May 12-15. If they win at nationals, they will represent the U.S. against 40 other countries at the world competition.

“We have a great team and worked really hard on this,” said Adam Contreras, SIFE president. “Not a lot of people know what SIFE is, so it gives us good exposure on a different level.”

One of the leading student business groups on campus, SIFE sponsors a number of activities throughout the year. Their current presentation focuses on a few of these – including Project Turnaround, where students go into a local correctional facility and speak with prisoners about job opportunities and personal success skills; Just Imagine World, an event that shows elementary students how to be buyers in the world market; this past spring’s Russia trip in which SIFE students made ethics presentations to Russian businesses; and their work creating a business plan for PSU’s Nanotechnology Program.

For more information, contact Robyn Hess, SIFE adviser, at 620-235-4596 or at rkhess@pittstate.edu.

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