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SIFE wins regional competition

The SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Team of CPCC returned to Central Campus as Regional winners after participating in the SIFE USA Regional Competition on March 22, 2007 held in Charlotte, NC. The event was one of 17 SIFE USA Regional Competitions being held across the United States in March and April. Regional winners will travel to Dallas, TX May 6th-8th to participate in the 2007 SIFE USA National Exposition.

SIFE teams are invited to showcase the effect of their outreach projects at annual competitions judged by panels of business leaders. Teams share the impact made in their communities along five educational topics: market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and business ethics.

Joseph Rapley, Team President stated: “I’m proud of our new members, who have worked hard this year; also I’m thankful to past members that helped built the foundation of our team. Hopefully this will spark interest and participation from other CPCC Campuses.”

SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more than 1,400 university campuses in 48 countries. SIFE teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects that focuses on: market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills, and business ethics.

During this academic year, the CPCC SIFE team organized numerous projects in the Charlotte community, including small business training with students of EE Waddell High School and a financial literacy course taught to the Adult Educations class at CPCC.

Patricia McDaniel, Faculty Advisor stated: “It’s great working with young people that not only want to exceed in school, they want to improve their community. I’ve seen each team member grow because of their SIFE involvement.”