JBU SIFE Receives Top Honors

Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 9, 2006) — John Brown University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team presented at the 2005-2006 SIFE Regional Competition in Dallas, Tex. on Wednesday, April 12 where they were named Regional Champion. The team will advance to the National SIFE Competition in Kansas City, May 21-23.

The 31-member team traveled to the competition not only to participate in the presentation but also to support other team members.

Each team was assigned to one of ten different leagues for the process of elimination at the competition. Each league names six finalists for Individual Topic Competitions (ITC). The ITC include: the Aflac Market Economics Competition, the Discover Financial Services Success Skills Competition, the Sam’s Club Entrepreneurship Competition, the HSBC Financial Literacy Competition, the Campbell’s/Sealed Air Business Ethics Competition, and the GE Consumer Products Program Sustainability Competition.

JBU’s SIFE was the only team called forward in its league and was named a national finalist for all six categories. The team received $500 for each of the six ITC awards and $1,500 for being named Regional Champion.

JBU’s team has continually ranked among the top teams in the nation. Three years ago JBU SIFE placed third and the last two years JBU SIFE has tied for fifth in the nation.

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.