LMU SIFE COMPETES AT NATIONALS
June 6, 2012 - Harrogate, Tennessee, June 6, 2012—The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) SIFE team competed at the SIFE National Championship in Kansas City, Mo., late last month and came away with its best finish ever. The team finished as opening round first runner-up, but did not advance to round two.
The LMU SIFE team advanced to nationals after being crowned a champion at the SIFE USA Regional Competition in Atlanta, Ga., in April. The LMU SIFE team has 28 active members including the presenting team of Cody Baker, Corbett Smith, Sydni Bailey, Erin Bruce, Sofia Lopez Mimendi, Carla Dunn and Adam Davis. Assistant Professor of Management Tim McCoy serves as the program advisor. SIFE has been active at LMU for 10 years. This is the sixth trip to Nationals for the LMU team.
“All the credit goes to our wonderful team,” Lopez Mimendi, LMU SIFE president, said. “This team was stronger and more unified because of the hard work and challenges that we overcame throughout the project work and preparation challenges. We came together as a team, when it counted.”
During this academic year, the LMU SIFE team organized several community projects, including the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Food Drive, in partnership with Pump Springs Baptist Church, as well as a workshop on financial literacy as part of LMU’s UACT-100 classes for new students. Members also completed outreach in the community with projects at Ellen Myers School and assisting with the Reach Out Helping Others Organization (ROHO). SIFE developed and presented seven community education programs on topics such as ethics, the stock market, financial freedom, entrepreneurship and more. These community educational programs reached 8,487 people, and SIFE team members contributed 1,312 service hours to the community.
SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. In addition to the community aspect of the program, SIFE’s leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants, as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at email@example.com.
CAPTION: LMU SIFE competed at the SIFE National Championship last month in Kansas City. Pictured in the front row are team members Samantha Amadore, Kristi Blaisdell, Sofia Lopez Mimendi, Sydni Bailey, Carla Dunn, David McAndrews and Assistant Professor of Management Tim McCoy. Pictured in the second row are team members Corbett Smith, Cody Baker, Adam Davis, Chris Graves and Richard Mason.
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