JBU SIFE Takes Regional Championship

Members of the John Brown University Students in Free Enterprise  team display their Regional Championship trophy at the regional SIFE competition in Memphis, Tenn.

Members of the John Brown University Students in Free Enterprise team display their Regional Championship trophy at the regional SIFE competition in Memphis, Tenn.

Siloam Springs, Ark (April 11, 2003) — The John Brown University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team earned the regional championship in competition at the regional SIFE conference in Memphis, Tenn. on April 1. JBU was one of 16 competing teams that presented community projects to be judged in the competition.

“The honors JBU SIFE received in regional competition indicate the quality of work these students are doing throughout the year,” said Dr. Joe Walenciak, JBU SIFE sponsor. “In their community involvement as well as in competition, our Students in Free Enterprise team continues to represent John Brown University and Siloam Springs very well.”

At the conference the JBU SIFE team presented community projects they have initiated and implemented during the past year. Such projects include the annual World Trade Expo, the local “Hispanic Council” with the Chamber of Commerce, The Honduras Microenterprise Development Project in conjunction with UNDP, and their involvement with language training in the community.

One judge at the competition said of the JBU team, “Their presentation was very professional and polished. [They had] very well thought out, planned out projects, with very strong execution.”

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,700 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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Members of the John Brown University Students in Free Enterprise team display their Regional Championship trophy at the regional SIFE competition in Memphis, Tenn.