SIFE Team Receives Grant from Wal-Mart

Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 27, 2006) — John Brown University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has received a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart’s Global Ethics Office to put towards its ethics education programs in public schools. Wal-Mart’s grant will build the school’s SIFE programs, which promote ethics education in public junior high schools and high schools. The Global Ethics Office also made $1,000 grants to SIFE teams at Northwest Arkansas Community College and the University of Arkansas.

JBU’s SIFE team already has several public school programs in place, such as the World Trade Expo and a high school leadership conference.

“Ethics education starts early and JBU’s SIFE team is one of many voices in young students’ lives,” Dr. Joe Walenciak, SIFE advisor and professor of business, said. “Our objective is not only to educate, but to be a positive voice to students.”

Wal-Mart also has invited the JBU SIFE team to attend the company’s Saturday Morning Meeting on Oct. 7 which marks the beginning of Wal-Mart’s Ethics Awareness Month.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 2,000 students from 40 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.