SIFE team wins 'Rookie' honor
March 31, 2008

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The Bryan College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was chosen a SIFE “Rookie of the Year” during a recent regional competition in Atlanta.Members of the Bryan College Students In Free Enterprise team.
 
Team sponsor Rick Taphorn said students presented a written report, then made a live audio-visual presentation to a panel of business leaders. The presentation described the impact of the team’s community outreach projects on market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics.
 
“Rookie of the Year” honors are accorded outstanding teams in their first years of SIFE membership in each regional competition.  “Our first year with SIFE was an educational experience for the whole team,” said Allan Johnson, SIFE president. “We look forward to growing our capabilities, finding further needs we can fill in coming years.”
 
SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more than 1,400 university campuses in 48 countries. SIFE teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects that focus on market economics, entrepreneurship, personal finance, success skills and personal ethics.
 
During this academic year, the Bryan College SIFE team organized an interview workshop, sponsored a Junior SIFE team at Rhea County Academy and assisted individuals with their federal income tax returns.  Brittany Walker, SIFE vice president, said, “There is such untapped potential in the Dayton community. I am really proud to help offer opportunities to bring it out in different sectors of the community, and I really hope community members take advantage of these events.”