Scranton SIFE Team Advances to National Competition
The University of Scranton Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team joined teams from 136 colleges and universities who competed at the 2009 SIFE USA National Exposition, held in Philadelphia in May. Each of the teams competing at the national level won their regional competition. This is the third consecutive year that the Scranton SIFE team competed at the national level. Gov. Ed Rendell, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the exposition, is pictured with Scranton SIFE team members Allison Kuronya, Yardley (left), and J.Daisy Fraustino, Moosic (right).
During the academic year, The University of Scranton SIFE team organized 20 projects within the Scranton community and across the globe, including the 2009 SIFE regional Clorox Market Economics Topic Competition finalist Pedals Around the World, a multifaceted project that collects gently used bicycles, refurbishes them and sends the bikes to Bosnian refugees. The SIFE team also organized Eggs for El Salvador, a micro-loan initiative that teaches women in Ahaupan, El Salvador, business principles so they can create an on-going, self-sustaining business selling chickens and eggs at the local market; and Thinking Pink, in which the team educated a formerly untapped audience, college students, about the importance of performing self breast exams and collected more than $1000 for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation.