Truman SIFE Team Wins at Regional Competition

For the third year in a row the Truman State University Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team returned to Kirksville as winners after participating in the SIFE Midwest Regional Competition on April 5. The event was one of 17 SIFE USA Regional Competitions being held across the United States in March and April.

After presenting a report of their yearlong community outreach projects to a panel of business leaders, the Truman SIFE team was named SIFE USA Regional Champions in the overall competition and a finalist in the SIFE USA Sam's Club Entrepreneurship Competition. The team will now advance to the national level of SIFE competition, at the SIFE USA National Exposition May 21-23 in Kansas City, Mo.

SIFE is an international non-profit organization present 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, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics. Their projects are judged at competition for creativity, innovation and effectiveness.

During this academic year, the Truman SIFE team dedicated more than 1,000 hours to improving the lives of community members throughout the Midwest. The team completed 10 projects. Nine of these projects were created by Truman SIFE members, fulfilling all five of SIFE's teaching principles and impacting more than 208,000 people.

SIFE is currently open to new members and offers great opportunities for involvement and leadership. For more information, contact Todd Smith at or visit
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