PBL-SIFE Wins at DenverReport garners 1st Runner Up in overall competition
The York College Phi Beta Lambda-Students In Free Enterprise (PBL-SIFE) Team returned to York as winners after participating in the Denver, Colorado, SIFE USA Regional Competition on March 31. The event was one of 16 SIFE USA Regional Competitions being held across the United States in March and April.
(L-R) Rasheem Richards, Kaitlin Spanel, Jaye Lewis, and Landon Bailey gave a 37-minute team presentation and question/answer session on projects done throughout the year to meet the six judging criteria. York College competed against schools with 30-40 thousand students and some groups with operating budgets of tens of thousands of dollars.
During the 2007-08 academic year, the York College SIFE Team organized 25 projects in the York community, logging over 1,500 hours of work and impacting over 8,000 people from elementary age to adult. After presenting the report of their year-long community outreach projects to a panel of business leaders, the York College SIFE Team was named 1st Runner Up in the overall competition.
Associate Professor of Business Marti Soderholm is in her 26th year as sponsor of PBL-SIFE.
SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more than 1,400 university campuses in 48 countries. SIFE teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects that teach: market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills and business ethics. Their projects are judged at competition on creativity, innovation and effectiveness.