Back Row:Joseph Calandra, Hanisha Besant, Yuliya Paslavska, Jennifer Holland; Front Row: Stefanie Proctor, Regina Oakman
April 9, 2008 // [Read full article]
The Regent University SIFE team claimed victory as they won their sixth regional championship title at the SIFE Regional Competition held in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 8. Thirty-five SIFE teams, primarily from the northeast region of the U.S., competed in seven leagues at this event sponsored by the Campbell’s Soup Company.
Regent’s 24-minute presentation summarized its year-long community outreach projects including Pilot Produce, in which ninth graders at Norview High School grow and operate an organic produce business; Orphans Promise, which helps Ukrainian orphans gain education and skills training for success in the job market; Dinner Theater, which provided the community with a family-fun Christmas event; Biz4Kids, which provided financial knowledge and entrepreneurship training to at-risk kids at Norview High School; and the SIFE-MPAA Anti-Piracy Contest, which promoted legal downloading.
The script and presentation, which includes an annual report, must address the six judging criteria of market economics, personal success, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, business ethics and sustainability.
This year’s Regent SIFE team consists of 16 student members from various Regent graduate and undergraduate programs and is under the guidance of Dr. A. Gregory Stone from the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) and Dr. Shauna Tonkin from the School of Education who serve as faculty advisors. This year’s presenters were Regina Oakman, Jennifer Holland and Yuliya Paslavska from GLE and Hanisha Besant, Stefanie Proctor and Joseph Calandra from the School of Undergraduate Studies.
Regent SIFE will now assess the judges’ comments and retool the presentation for the SIFE USA National Exposition & Competition, in which they will compete against more than 180 other regional winners. If victorious, the team will join national SIFE team champions from 45 other countries in October for the World Cup competition in Singapore.