Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SBU SIFE Ranked in Nation’s Top 40

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 / ssmith@sbuniv.edu

Minneapolis, MN – Southwest Baptist University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team recently traveled to Minneapolis, Minn., to compete against other regional champion teams in the SIFE USA National Exposition. SBU SIFE qualified to compete in this final stage of competition at the national level by qualifying at the SIFE USA Regional Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, one of 12 SIFE Regional Competitions held around the country throughout March and April.

SBU SIFE presented on the projects they completed in 2010-2011 and were judged on the new SIFE judging criterion: “Considering the relevant social, economic, and environmental factors, which SIFE team most effectively empowered people in need by applying business and economic concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve their quality of life and standard of living?” SBU SIFE showcased its projects that effectively addressed the “triple bottom line” of people, planet, and profit.

Based on their competition performance, SBU SIFE was designated as a runner-up in their league and, therefore, is ranked as one of the top-40 teams out of the 600+ total SIFE teams in the USA.
SBU SIFE is a team of servant leaders that promote free enterprise as a critical means of preparing others to lead rewarding, self-sufficient lives in a global society.

SIFE is an international non-profit organization that brings together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Founded in 1975, SIFE has active programs on more than 1,500 college and university campuses in 39 countries. Through projects that improve the lives of people worldwide, the university students, academic professionals and industry leaders who participate in SIFE are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.

For more information, contact SIFE USA at 417-831-9505, or visit www.sife.org.  For more information about SBU’s SIFE team, visit http://www.sbuniv.edu/SIFE/


Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. At SBU, the faculty and staff create a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. For more information, visit www.SBUniv.edu.

SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications is available to news media 24 hours a day at (417) 399-7918.