WTAMU’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team will be traveling to Kansas City for the national competition.
SIFE President Marco Jimenez, a Business Administration major, said the team will leave at the end of May.
“The SIFE USA National Exposition will be on May 22-24,” Jimenez said. “Our team will be leaving on May 21 and be back on May 25.”
The SIFE presentation team will use a multimedia presentation to showcase projects to SIFE sponsors. Speakers on the team include Manuel Garcia, Alex Long, Navdeep Uppal, Erin Stodghill, Jordan Cox, Juan Carlos Ramirez, Cedric Nguimatsa, Emilee Cavaness and Yu-Hsian (Jimmy) Tseng.
“Our SIFE team basically creates multiple community-based service-learning projects which focus on community need and have a triple bottom line – people profits and planets,” Jimenez said.
SIFE Vice President Alex Long said the team has intensely prepared.
“For nationals, we’ve added a few lines to various parts throughout the script, so I’ve been memorizing those,” Long said. “Our team has worked hard all year so I can’t wait to see how we place with the judges.”
Freshman SIFE member Natalie Watts, a General Business major, said she’s proud of the group.
“I have the privilege of being on an excellent SIFE team, and the work of the whole team enables us to keep moving forward every year,” Watts said. “We have qualified for nationals the past 17 years.”