Publish Date: 4/27/2010
April 23, 2010
MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team took first runner-up honors at the SIFE Regional Competition held in Manhattan, NY on March 26.
The event was one of the 15 SIFE USA Regional Competitions held across the U.S. in March and April.
Led by Professor Abe Ghods, Business & Economics, the 12-member competition team presented a report of their year-long community outreach projects to a panel of business leaders.
“Our MU SIFE team has made a positive impact on the lives of many people in our surrounding communities and helped small businesses to reach their full potential,” Ghods said. “I am very proud of our team. They are tomorrow’s leaders and indeed they represented Mansfield University well.”
Team members are: Robert Templar (president), Jacqueline Thompson (vice president), Jennifer Temen (treasurer), Catherine Stillittano (secretary), John Mendez (public relations), Brad Lewis (recruiter), Derek Acorn (information technology), Will Brown, Chelsea Tracy, Kyle Eccher and Megan Kujawa.
SIFE team members represent a cross section of MU majors including business, marketing, accounting, economics, psychology, communication, public relations, math education and computer information systems. “The diversity of our team and their majors made our team stronger,” Ghods said.
According to the team members, all the MU juniors and seniors who attended the competition received either job offers and or an internship opportunity at the regional job fair held in conjunction with the competition.
SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more than 1,500 university campuses in 56 countries. SIFE teams create economic opportunities by organizing outreach projects that focuses on: market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills, business ethics and environmental sustainability. SIFE’s Mission is “To provide college and university students the best opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills thorough learning, participating and teaching the principles of free enterprise.”
SIFE is an international organization supported by SIFE USA and many corporations and it is open to all majors.
The regional event was sponsored by the SIFE USA and Unilever Corporation.
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