posted on April 18, 2005
The Clarke College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was recently named second runner-up at the SIFE Regional Competition in Minneapolis, Minn. The group competed against other SIFE groups from the Midwest region and presented an overview of the group’s business and service projects for the year.
The team has placed in the top four spots for nine out of the last 10 years. Clarke’s team was recognized for its international outreach program donating a computer to a technical school in Ecuador and for the group’s ethics projects.
Student presenters at the SIFE Regional Competition included Amy Ernst, of Bellevue, Iowa; Brian Stith, of Mundelein, Ill.; Tania Ibarra-Marino, of Ibarra-Marino of Guayaquil, Ecuador; Kevin Stejskal, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Jenny Roling of Dubuque, Iowa; and Mickey Kirksey, of Brown Deer Wis. Jordan Meyer, of Manchester, Iowa; provided logistical support for the team. Other team members included: Mike Rayburn of Rockford Ill.; Megan Belfield of Brown Deer Wis; Deanna Wille of Waterloo, Iowa; and Steph Wiskus of Colesburg, Iowa; provided logistical support for the team.
SIFE is the world’s pre-eminent collegiate free enterprise organization. SIFE provides leadership training, regional competitions and career opportunity fairs for thousands of College students throughout 33 countries, and awards more than $400,000 in prize money to College student teams each year.
For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.