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SIFE Team is First Runner-up at Regional Competition

The Ohio Northern University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) garnered the first runner-up position at the SIFE USA Regional Competition on March 24 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The regional competition was comprised of 19 four-year institutions and three two-year colleges. The event was one of 16 SIFE USA Regional Competitions held throughout March and April. The winners from all regional competitions will proceed to SIFE's National Exposition in Philadelphia, Pa., from May 10-12. This is the fourth year that ONU SIFE has placed as one of the top two teams.

Several SIFE members from The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration presented at the competition: Chris Corrado, a senior marketing major from Cincinnati, Ohio; Kyle Edington, a junior marketing major from Thompsons Station, Tenn.; Herbert Hufford, a junior management major from New Carlisle, Ohio; Lauren SeGall, a junior marketing major from Greenville, Pa.; Austin Sherer, a junior accounting major from Lima, Ohio; Casey Conley, a sophomore management major from Lima, Ohio; Steven Dulisse, a freshman business administration major from Bryan, Ohio; and Travis Edington, a freshman accounting major from Thompsons Station, Tenn. Faculty advisors Chris North and Susan Schertzer attended the event.

During the academic year, the ONU SIFE team organized numerous events in the community, including a success skills series and an expert panel on the economic crisis. The team also handing out seed packets and informational flyers about being environmentally friendly at the Ada Harvest and Herb Festival and coordinated a financial literacy seminar to educate students on making sound financial decisions

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 teach market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills and business ethics. At competitions, their projects are judged by business leaders on creativity, innovation and effectiveness.