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TWU SIFE team heads to Nationals


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team will compete in the SIFE USA National Exposition May 22-25 in Kansas City, Mo., following the team’s fourth consecutive win at regional competition.

The TWU team’s regional win April 11 in Dallas was its fifth in the past six years.

TWU also swept its league in four special regional competitions in the categories of ethics, entrepreneurship, financial responsibility and free market economics. The team received cash awards and trophies for these victories.

Team members are Gaya Bowers of De Soto, Dancee Castillo of Carrollton, Meredith Corfield of Lewisville, Andrew Dartt of Denton, Holly Dartt of Aubrey, Brittanie Graswich of Austin, Kenny Jacobs of Galveston, Thelma Martinez of McAllen, and Natalie Trail of Daytona Beach, Fla.

The TWU team’s outreach projects included assisting small-business owners, teaching senior citizens about fraud awareness, working with high school students on issues of ethics and financial responsibility, and teaching college students about credit card debt.

“Regional competition in Dallas has continued to grow every year, to the point that it is the largest regional competition for SIFE in the USA,” said Sherrie Taylor, a TWU School of Management instructor and SIFE adviser. “We have earned the reputation among the competitors in this region as being one of the best SIFE teams there. We were pleased that we were able once again to show the quality of students we have at Texas Woman’s University.”

Dr. David Rylander, a TWU School of Management professor, also serves as a SIFE adviser. Both he and Taylor are Sam Walton Fellows.

SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more than 1,800 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 and business ethics. Their projects are judged at competition on creativity, innovation and effectiveness.


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Page last updated January 22, 2009

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