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Texas State SIFE advances to nationals for 11th straight year

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
April 4, 2008


The Texas State University-San Marcos Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team is bound for nationals for the 11th straight year after taking first place at the 2008 SIFE USA Regional Competition in Dallas.

Texas State advances to the national competition May 13-15 in Chicago, Ill.  The event was one of 27 SIFE USA Regional Competitions being held across the United States in March and April.

“We were happy to present the results of our projects for the year and were overwhelmed with the judges’ responses,” said Brittany Fielder, captain of the presentation team.

Presentation team members include Michael Huddleston, Rian Beaudoin, Lauren Peterson, William Payne and Matt Batten.

“We have worked on our projects since June, 2007, and we are proud to see the results of our year long presentation process come to fruition,” said SIFE President Angela Bertero.

In addition to winning the regional competition in their league for the 11th straight year, Texas State also took home top honors by being named a top-20 finalist for two Individual Topic Competitions, which are the HSBC Financial Literacy Competition and the Market Economics Competition.  Texas A&M University also qualified for the national competition in the same league.

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 focus on:  market economics, success skills; entrepreneurship; personal financial responsibility, business ethics and team sustainability. During this academic year, the Texas State SIFE team organized over 35 projects based on these criteria.

For more information, contact Angela Bertero at ab1273@txstate.edu, or visit:  www.business.txstate.edu/sife.