Mays Business School’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team returned to Texas A&M University as region champions for the fourth time in five years in the SIFE USA Regional Competition. The April event was one of 17 regional competitions held across the U.S. this spring.

Ten business majors and minors competed against teams from Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas to win the title. They’ve been invited to the national competition, hosted in May in Dallas.

SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more than 1,400 university campuses in 48 countries. SIFE teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects that focus on market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills and business ethics.

During this academic year, the Mays SIFE team organized projects to teach free enterprise education projects in the Bryan-College Station community, including programs such as Aggie for a Day and The International Pencil.

Aggie for a Day is designed to teach elementary age children ethical standards through the Aggie Honor Code, while The International Pencil project, designed by Clinical Professor of Finance Larry Wolken, teaches children global market economics through the manufacturing of a simple wooden pencil.

—Staff Reports