The Alderson Broaddus University SIFE team was recently named a Regional Champion at the SIFE USA Regional Competition held Monday, March 21, in Charlotte, NC. The team will travel to Minneapolis, MN to compete against other SIFE USA Regional Champions from around the country at the SIFE USA National Exposition, May 11-13.

The team received $1,000 award along with a trophy that they can display.  Team members that competed in the regional competition in Charlotte included Juan Arboleda, Jesse Mayle, Jess Hartman, Hilary McConnell, Sarah Hicks, Katie Rosa, Kayla Goodwin, and Tanya Bolyard.

In addition to competition, students had the opportunity to interview for jobs and internships during a Career Fair with representatives from more than 20 SIFE partner companies.

Competing against more than 30 teams, the Alderson Broaddus University SIFE students presented a 24-minute multi-media summary of the educational outreach projects they developed and implemented throughout the year.  They were judged by a panel of area business and community leaders on how well they created economic opportunity by helping others.

The SIFE organization has been on the Alderson Broaddus University campus for over 12 years.  The team normally incorporates 8-15 students each year from all academic backgrounds.  The main mission for the team is to create community service projects that will economically support and encourage the community.

For more information about AB University, the SIFE team, or how to get involved, please contact Kelli Andrew, assistant professor of business, and SIFE advisor, at (304) 457-6359.