SIFE Team Competes at National Competition

In its inaugural year, Coker College’s Students in Free Enterprise won two titles at the regional SIFE competition in New York City: Regional Champion and Regional Rookie of the Year, earning an award of $1,000 and the opportunity to compete for the national title in Minneapolis.

“I could not be more proud of Coker’s team,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt, who was present for the regional competition.  “Not only have they exceeded the expectations of our campus community and of the generous individuals who provided the resources to launch our nascent program, they exceeded their own expectations.  It’s moments like these when students truly begin to realize the capacity they have to make a positive difference for others.”

“While we are a new organization to Coker, we’re clearly off to an amazing start,” said Neil Sickendick, who directs Coker’s SIFE program.  The seventeen students on Coker’s SIFE team competed with teams from 32 institutions, including some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, and were the only rookie team in this regional competition that advanced to the national competition.

2011 National Competition Itinerary
Tuesday, May 10
1:30 PM Group 1: arrive in Minneapolis, MN
4:15 PM Group 2: arrive in Minneapolis, MN
8:00 PM Opening Ceremony at SIFE conference site
10:00 PM Tentative: P-Team practice
Wednesday, May 11
8:15 AM Opening Round of Competition begins
10:40 AM Coker SIFE presentation [League 11]
4:30-6:45 PM Opening Round Awards
7:30 PM Team Dinner
Thursday, May 12
8:00 AM Semi-Final Round of Competition
1:45 PM Final Round of Competition
5:00 PM Awards Ceremony
7:00 PM Team Dinner
Friday, May 13
7:45 AM Departure time to Airport is tentative depending on the time it will take to get there - Groups 1 and 2 depart for Minneapolis airport
11:10 AM Arrival in Charlotte & Depart for Hartsville
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