JBU SIFE Students on their way to Nationals

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Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 9, 2008) - John Brown University’s SIFE students were named Regional Champions at the SIFE Regional competition held March 27, in Bentonville, AR. JBU competed along with many other schools including the 2006 National Champions, Graceland University, and the University of Arkansas. JBU SIFE now advances to the National SIFE Competition held in Chicago in May. JBU is one of the 10 teams selected from the region to compete in the national competition. JBU was selected to complete as a national finalist in three of the six areas of criteria including; Market Economics, Ethics, and Program Sustainability. JBU SIFE will receive a $1,000 prize for each of these awards and will be eligible for more money at the national level. “Our students displayed nothing but excellence during their presentation to a standing room only crowd,” said Joe Walenciak, business professor and SIFE advisor. “Several people commented that they were overwhelmed by JBU’s presentation, and that JBU was the only team that they targeted to watch during competitions. It is exciting to see others acknowledge what our students have accomplished.” SIFE is an international organization that mobilizes university students around the world to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. SIFE has active clubs more than 1500 college and university campuses. Over 38,000 students are involved in those clubs and represent more than 47 countries. JBU has been a leading member of SIFE since 1977. More information on the SIFE organization is available at www.SIFE.org.

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