SIFE Team Captures Second Consecutive Regional Championship

Date: April 21, 2011 - 9:02am
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Minneapolis, MN- North Central University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won their second consecutive Regional Competition on March 30, 2011.
SIFE is a program that provides a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders. The mission is to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop educational outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Many donor companies such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Walgreens come to recruit SIFE students for internships and job opportunities.
Bill Tibbetts, assistant professor of Business administration at NCU, serves as the team’s mentor and SIFE-designated ‘Sam Walton Fellow’, named after Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
“SIFE provides our students with the opportunity to partner their class room education with Biblical principles of service to our community,” said Tibbetts. “Participation in SIFE provides our students with a competitive advantage when applying for internships and jobs in the marketplace. It’s well known, and well respected. NCU has one of the more developed and sustainable SIFE programs in Minnesota. Our NCU SIFE team has diligently worked to be a relevant influence on the Elliot park neighborhood, the community that has been home to North Central for so many years.”
The North Central SIFE team will next compete at the 2011 SIFE National Competition also in Minneapolis, MN, May 10-12, 2011. In addition, the NCU SIFE team will be highlighted in the promotional materials for the event.
For more information on SIFE please visit