SIFE Advances to National Exposition

Truman’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named a regional champion at the SIFE USA Regional Competition April 16 in Chicago. The event is one of 11 SIFE USA Regional Competitions taking place across the United States in March and April.

SIFE students use business concepts to develop community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Truman SIFE is one of nearly 600 programs in the United States.

During this academic year, the Truman SIFE team organized 13 projects in the Kirksville and Northeast Missouri area. Truman SIFE members have devoted more than 2,800 hours to confronting the challenges in this area and assisting those in need.

The culmination of the SIFE program is an annual series of competitions that provide a forum for teams to present the results of their projects and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges.

Teams first compete at the regional and national levels, and then progress to the international level when the national champion teams from each country meet at the SIFE World Cup.

“We are extremely pleased and excited to be named a Regional Champion and have the opportunity to compete at the national level,” Cody Hagan, Truman SIFE president, said. “We hope to continue the success that this team has experienced in the past and represent Truman well at the National Competition.”

As a SIFE USA Regional Champion, the Truman team will advance to the SIFE USA National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., May 22-24.