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Top-12 finish for BYU-Hawaii's Students in Free Enterprise team

April 2010

The students of BYU-Hawaii's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team brought the spirit of aloha to Philadelphia for this year’s SIFE National Exposition. The Seasiders came away with a top-12 finish and a check for $1,500. Students in Free Enterprise is a global nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote enterprise through community outreach projects.

The BYU-Hawaii team presented its community involvement projects, as did 120 teams from other universities. At the competition BYU-Hawaii was recognized as an underdog. Michael Crowe, a recent graduate in business management from Metamora, Illinois, and a member of the team, says, "I don’t think anyone but us expected us to get as far as we did."

This year's team, comprising 22 students and 12 advisors, received the university's highest-ever placement in this annual competition. Team members believe it was the wide variety and success of their projects that helped them secure the high ranking.