Truman SIFE Team Wins at Regional Competition

Truman’s SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team was recently named the third place winner at the ConocoPhillips Ethics Case Competition in Manhattan, Kan., Feb. 2-4. The event was developed and hosted by Kansas State University’s SIFE Team.

 “The competition was an extremely rewarding experience. It allowed Truman State SIFE to compete against much larger, Division I schools and show just how successful we are. We are very proud to have placed third at this competition and cannot wait to return next year to improve upon this success,” Cody Hagan, Truman SIFE president, said.

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Truman’s SIFE team displays a $1,000 check and plaque after winning third place at the ConocoPhillips Ethics Case Competition at Kansas State University Feb. 2-4. Pictured, left to right: Shannon Colligan, Iliyana Kuneva, Cody Hagan and Jessie Eubank.

Along with a third place plaque, the team also received a check for $1,000. The Truman SIFE team plans to put this money right back into the projects that they are planning. Every year the team organizes and puts on numerous projects that benefit the University, local community and surrounding area.

In this competition, participating students had 36 hours to utilize their business skills for analyzing, researching and developing a solution to a case about an ethical dilemma. After developing a solution, they created a professional presentation, which included a verbal script, visual slides and a written executive summary. Business leaders and university faculty served as judges for the event and evaluated the presentations.