SIFE team wins region, heads to nationals
April 05, 2012
For the second year in a row, Bryan’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team have earned a trip to the SIFE national competition as they won their regional competition in Atlanta April 2.
|The Bryan College SIFE team.|
After their presentation, the team attended a job fair with representatives from about 30 Fortune 500 companies who were seeking candidates for internships or employment.
Team members include James Folsom, Laura Maye, Leo Gikonyo, Evan Collins, Nichole Thomas, Molly Vejvoda, and Will Tholken. They told judges about SIFE initiatives in education, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. These included:
- Recycling more than 4,000 pounds of paper from the Bryan campus.
- Teaching money management principles to 371 ninth-graders at Rhea County High School.
- Teaching interview skills to 150 tenth graders at the high school.
- Presenting a money-management seminar for Bryan College students.
- Working with a Kenyan ministry to fund creation of an e-commerce site.
- Creating a supply chain process map for the Kenyan program.
“We have about 20 members, which is fewer than we expected at the first of the year; but because of the planning and flexibility of the leadership team they were able to pull it off.”
A year ago, SIFE’s national champion team from Belmont University was in their regional bracket, and this year their draw included 12-time regional champion Union University.
The team is to travel to Kansas City, Mo., in late May for their national competition.