Mays’ Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was recently named champion at the Dallas SIFE regional competition, qualifying them to compete at the SIFE USA National Exposition in Kansas City May 11-13.
Members of the team include undergraduates Anthony Sullivan, Chris Anderson, Brady Ferguson, Jonathan Collins, Lindsay Cox, Tennessee Walker, Kelly Philbeck, Chet Creel and Brettne Vitek and MBA student Kenny Kwong.
A new student organization this year, the SIFE group works to create and implement educational outreach projects that teach others the principles of the free enterprise system, entrepreneurship, ethics and financial responsibility. In this inaugural year, the group has collaborated on projects with Phoebe’s Home, Project Unity, Snook High School and College Hills Elementary.
“Winning in our first year [as a chapter] is amazing and a real testament to our students,” said Cindy Billington ’87, of the Center for Retailing Studies, who serves as the Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow (advisor) for the team. She also praised every member for working extremely hard on the projects.