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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 13-15 in Chicago following the team’s recent win at the regional competition. The TWU team’s regional win March 17 in Dallas was its sixth in the past nine years.

Team members are: Brandon Bays of Ponder; Claudia Calderon of Plano; Rosemarie DeMars of Whitesboro; Mark Flores of Denton; Annamarie Herrera and Curtasia Lenton of Fort Worth; Inna Morvanyuk of Svetlovodsk, Ukraine; Meghan Hunter of Lewisville; and Sheryl Jackson of La Jolla, Calif.

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 having a healthy diet on a budget.

“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 in North Texas. 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 Ms. 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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