DSU SIFE Takes Regional Championship

Wednesday, 2 April 2008, Written by Jona Schmidt

Dakota State University's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team won their 2nd Regional Championship in 3 years Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the SIFE Regional Competition in Minneapolis, MN.

The team will join approximately 150 other teams from around the United States in the national championship in Chicago May 13-15. The winner of that championship will compete in the SIFE World Cup in Singapore in the fall.

DSU's SIFE team presented their work before a room filled with other competitors and was evaluated by twenty judges reviewing their projects, annual reports, and statistical details.

"The team received the judges' evaluations after the competition was complete and found them to be uniformly positive and supportive of their projects and presentation skills," said Dr. Jack Walters, DSU SIFE faculty advisor. "It was a solid win and one of the best SIFE presentations I have seen, including major national competitors the first time we went to Nationals in '06."

There were 11 SIFE students that went to the regional competition this year: Austin Engen, Ted Jackson, Eric Assmus, Kyle Stoebner, Jesse Erdman, Joe Henderson, Erica Christoph, Mike Heinen, Ashley Welbig, Ryan Vanden Berge, Traci Prien, Noah Sanderson. They were accompanied by faculty advisor Walters.

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