KSU Students in Free Enterprise Honored

The Kennesaw State University Students in Free Enterprise team won more than $10‚000 at the…

Georgia (May 21, 2002) — KSU Students in Free Enterprise Honored



The Kennesaw State University Students in Free Enterprise team won more than $10‚000 at the National Exposition held in Kansas City‚ May 12−15. No other SIFE team in the country won as many prizes or as much prize money as the KSU SIFE team.

In the words of Alvin Rohrs‚ President and CEO of Students in Free Enterprise‚ "Kennesaw State's SIFE Team dominated the special competitions this year!"

In special competitions against 750 other SIFE teams around the country‚ the KSU SIFE Team won second place in two of the competitions: the "Discover Card National Teach a Child About Business Week" and the "AT&T Best Use of the Internet for K−12." The team was a third−place winner in another two competitions: "SIFE Credit Awareness Week" and the Kaufmann Foundation's Entrepreneurial Assistance Project.

Two of the projects — Teach a Child About Business and the Kaufmann Foundation Award — involved working with Belmont Hills Elementary School in Smyrna to open a school store. The AT&T project was honored for two Web sites developed to help Boy Scouts earn the Entrepreneurship Merit Badge and the American Business Merit Badge. Those sites are: http://coles.kennesaw.edu/pages/sife/entrepreneurshipmb/ and http://coles.kennesaw.edu/pages/sife/americanbusinessmb/ .

Gary B. Roberts‚ professor of management and entrepreneurship‚ is the team's Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellow and team advisor. The Kennesaw Business Association and the Acworth Business Association serve as the KSU SIFE Team's Board of Advisors. The team's web page is at http://coles.kennesaw.edu/pages/sife.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu