WINS EIGHTH-STRAIGHT REGIONAL COMPETITION
Advances to the National Exposition
On Monday, April 4 the Monroe College SIFE Team won a Regional competition for the eighth consecutive year and as a result will advance to the SIFE USA National Exposition on May 10-12 in Minneapolis, MN. In 2005, the Monroe College SIFE team was a National SIFE Champion and they were featured on the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box.
SIFE, which stands for Students in Free Enterprise, is an international organization that encourages students to apply what is learned in the classroom toward making communities better. SIFE teams from participating colleges present their projects in an inter-active multi-media format to be judged by corporate executives.
The Monroe SIFE team’s 2010-11 Annual Report was entitled Their need… Our Movement and it contained details of projects about improving the quality of life for underserved youth, supporting businesses with “green” initiatives, addressing the need for worldwide hunger relief, assisting entrepreneurs, providing eyeglasses to economically-disadvantaged people all over the world, and more.
Along with faculty advisor Stacy Crawford, former Monroe SIFE Presidents Cecil Wright and Sherman Browne and Sam Walton Fellows Karian Wright and Oral Seymour helped the current team develop its presentation and guided them through the competition.
The Monroe SIFE team also took first place in the Let's Can Hunger Challenge and received the 4.0 Award, given to a team who earned a 4.0 or more (out of 5.0) on the SIFE team performance index (an annual review conducted by the regional program manager). They also got the Club 44 Award for having 44 or more students on the team. In fact, Monroe ranked second for the team with the most registered SIFE students.