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Collin College SIFE Team Named Regional Champion

May 1, 2009 - Competing against 13 two-year colleges from Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Louisiana, Collin College’s new Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team garnered the Rookie of the Year and Regional Champion awards. Collin SIFE will compete against 18 two-year colleges for the national title in Philadelphia this month.

Community members, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a live presentation and serve as “judges” at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 at the Spring Creek Campus conference center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano.

SIFE is an international organization that is active on 1,500 college campuses in 40 countries.  An international, non-profit group, SIFE unites business leaders and higher education students in community service projects.

Under the guidance of Professor Clay Randall, students Rene Amaya (Wylie), Meghan Hudak (Murphy), Christina Morrow (Rowlett), Amanda Nunez (Dallas), Sarah Smith (Frisco) and Aaron Stayman (Plano) participated in the regional competition.

This year, Collin SIFE students developed and administered surveys to understand local and global needs and implemented 14 community outreach projects in Allen, Dallas, Plano and Belize. The projects related to market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, environmental sustainability and business ethics.

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Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.