Cedarville University Business Team Earns Regional Honors

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-After serving the community through several projects during the school year, Cedarville University's SIFE team took high honors in a regional competition showcasing their projects and accomplishments.

The projects, which are geared to teach principles of free enterprise, earned the eight-student team first runner-up in the league and finalist in the Market Economics and Success Skills Criteria categories. For their showing, the SIFE team earned $1,000 which will help the team start new projects next fall.

Cedarville SIFE projects this year included marketing projects at local elementary schools, a business day and personal finance evening at the University, a tax filing assistance program, and an identity theft seminar at the Golden Age Senior Center in Xenia. The team is co-advised by John LeBlanc, associate professor of management, and Jeff Guernsey, assistant professor of finance.

In commenting on the team's success, LeBlanc said, “We are proud of their hard work and accomplishments this year and look forward to what can be done for the communities we are involved with this next academic year.”

SIFE is a global nonprofit organization that works in partnership with business and higher education to provide university students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills while learning and practicing free enterprise principles. With advice and support of faculty and business advisory boards, SIFE teams design and implement projects and programs that create real economic opportunities for their communities.