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Apr. 16, 2007

RSU Student Group Wins Award in Regional Students in Free Enterprise Competition

The Rogers State University student chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) won first runner-up in the group's league in a regional competition held recently in Dallas. More than 50 colleges and universities competed in the event.

RSU students Brian Goodin, Tyler Lewis and Don Horn, Emma Mutinda, Martha Jagel, advisor and Ashley Heath
Back row: RSU students Brian Goodin, Tyler Lewis and Don Horn
Front row: Emma Mutinda, Martha Jagel, advisor and Ashley Heath

Each year SIFE teams worldwide compete based on economic educational programs and projects developed to educate people in their communities. Team projects are specifically developed to help others learn about market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and business ethics. In addition, teams develop a plan and projects to ensure financial and leadership sustainability.

RSU SIFE students representing the university's chapter at the competition were: Emma Mutinda, Brian Goodin, Don Horn, Ashley Heath, and Tyler Lewis. Additional members include Ben Cody, Caitlin Perrenoud, Clarece Burgess, John Griffe, Robin Follin, Jason Cantrell, Sam Stephenson, and Breanna Pearson.

This is the third consecutive year that the RSU SIFE team has participated in the area competition and the highest award they have received to date.

"This year's SIFE team worked very hard on several worthy projects and our efforts have been rewarded both locally and in this competition," said Emma Mutinda, SIFE president.

This year, RSU SIFE developed and hosted a number of projects including an educational program to help children in grades sixth through eight better understand ethics. The team also brought a financial advisor to RSU to help college students better understand credit cards and personal credit. The RSU team is supported by a business advisory board that includes several community leaders. The chapter is advised by RSU faculty members Martha Jagel, Dana Gray, and Dr. MaryRose Hart.

More information about SIFE is available by contacting Martha Jagel at 343-7524.