KSU Students in Free Enterprise named champions for seventh year in a row

For the seventh year in a row‚ the Kennesaw State University chapter of Students in Free Enterprise…

Georgia (Apr 7, 2006) — KSU Students in Free Enterprise named champions for seventh year in a row

Terri Thornton

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For the seventh year in a row‚ the Kennesaw State University chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) was named a Champion in the SIFE USA Regional Competition. The KSU chapter‚ based at the Coles College of Business‚ was the only school to win all six individual topic competitions at the April 4 event. The students now advance to the National Exposition to be held in Kansas City in May.

“The team worked hard all year‚ and our impact on our community is clear from the awards in the individual topics‚” said SIFE Advisor and Sam Walton Fellow Gary Roberts‚ Ph.D.

SIFE’s many community service projects included raising funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina‚ planning a North American Consortium for Entrepreneurship symposium‚ holding a business plan competition and hosting a Merit Badge University for Boy Scouts. SIFE also held luncheons for elementary and secondary school teachers and tutored low and moderate income entrepreneurs enrolled in a microenterprise program.

The KSU team‚ which competed against 50 other universities‚ was judged in categories including market economics‚ business ethics‚ personal success skills‚ entrepreneurship‚ financial literacy and sustainability. The team won a total of $4‚500 in prize money‚ which will help fund community service efforts in the coming school year.

Members of the winning team include Ashley Thomas (Team President)‚
Abdel Al−Tamimi‚Kamiko Langston‚Jennifer Nerron‚Tamera Stucky‚ Tom Smith‚ Stella Xu andRemi Champaigne.

Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚500 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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