Thursday, April 19, 2012

SBU SIFE Team Wins for 28th Time at USA Regional Competition

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

BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Southwest Baptist University Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was recently named a Regional Champion for the 28th year out of the past 29.

They achieved this distinction at the SIFE USA Regional Competition, which was held on April 16, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois. The event is one of 11 SIFE USA Regional Competitions held across the United States in March and April.

As a SIFE USA Regional Champion, the SBU SIFE team now advances to the 2012 SIFE USA National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, May 22-24.

During this academic year, the SBU SIFE team organized seven projects in and around the Bolivar community. 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 compete first at the regional and national levels, then at the international level when the national champion teams from each country meet at the SIFE World Cup.

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

For more information, contact SIFE USA at 417-831-9505, SBU SIFE at 417-328-1754 or visit

SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise)
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.

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

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