JBU SIFE Finishes Strong at Nationals

Siloam Springs, Ark. (May 31, 2006) — John Brown University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has once again placed in the top ten of the National USA SIFE Exposition held in Kansas City, May 21-23. JBU’s team tied for fifth place and was named a national finalist in special topic competitions for their work in free enterprise education and ethics education.

One of the judges of this year’s competition commented to the team, “Excellent work and focus. Great presentation, but more impressive is the quality of understanding and values you have taught to others.”

In the semifinal round of competition, JBU faced the University of Arizona, who then advanced to the final round, placing JBU in a four-way tie for fifth in the nation.

The 38-member team completed over 19 projects during the academic year. Top projects completed are: World Trade Expo, ADVANCE Guatemala, Single Parents’ Scholarship Seminar, Financial Literacy Month, Multicultural Leadership Event, and the NW Arkansas High School Leadership Conference. The team logged 5,172 hours of work that impacted over 22,000 people.

For more information on the JBU SIFE team’s projects, go to http://www.jbu.edu/campus_life/clubs/SIFE/.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 40 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.