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SIFE team heads to Nationals
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.
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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