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The Ferrum College SIFE TEAM Receives Second Runner Up at National Competition


 The Ferrum College SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team has returned to Ferrum as second runner up winners after participating in the US National SIFE Competition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 10th through the 12th. They had previously won the Charlotte SIFE regional Competition.

The Ferrum College SIFE team competed against other universities, including: Wilkes University, Webster University, Morehead State University, Houston Baptist University, Albany State University, Methodist University and Elmira College.

The Advisor for SIFE, Dr. Demetri Tsanacas, says he is extremely proud of this year’s team. “Even though our SIFE Team had three new members who were making presentations for the first time, the 2008-2009 team received national recognition for the first time in over eight years. They did a great job making a difference in our campus and the community, while learning valuable skills. Next years goal will be to advance to the sweet sixteen.”

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

The Ferrum College SIFE Team has completed over twenty projects this year and has been an integral part of the Ferrum College Campus.

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Ferrum College is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs at a cost well below the national average for private colleges.