The Purchase College SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Team returned to Purchase as winners after participating in the Brooklyn, New York SIFE USA Regional Competition on March 26, 2007. The event was one of 17 SIFE USA Regional Competitions being held across the United States in March and April.
During their first year, the SIFE team received 2nd runner up (3rd place) in their division at the USA Regional Competition.
The Purchase College SIFE Team is Charles Schembri, President,Senior Economics, class of 2007, South Salem, N.Y.; Gavin Walsh,Treasurer, Senior Psychology/Economics, class of 2007, Ithaca, N.Y.; and Robert Corradi, Secretary, Junior History/Economics, class of 2008, Floral Park, N.Y.
“The relationships we have maintained with students, faculty members, and administrators have helped us gain the momentum to become a successful new SIFE team,” said Charles Schembri, President of SIFE at Purchase.
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 focus on market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills and business ethics.
During this academic year, the Purchase College SIFE team organized three projects in the Purchase community, including an Art Business workshop in which the art and the business communities integrated to learn the concepts of entrepreneurship, business planning, untraditional art galleries, and many more to come. Other projects include retail consulting and financial literacy workshops.