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Business organization plans trip to San Marcos

A new year has begun for the WTAMU Students Investing in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team.  Projects and goals for this year are already underway.  Last year SIFE won the regional competition in Arkansas and went on to Nationals in Minnesota.

The SIFE team plans to take a trip to San Marcos to take part in training workshops.  They will take new members, returning members, project leaders and SIFE officers.  Specific training will be offered for all. By participating in this training, it will help these SIFE members to understand how to approach a task at hand and will equip them with the knowledge necessary to be a project leader.

SIFE held their recruitment early in the semester and they are already planning various projects and trips.

Laura Beth Hallman, a junior Finance major, is SIFE president.

“So far we have recruited 40 new members, but we are still in the middle of recruitment and are expecting around 50 at least,” Hallman said.

Although, SIFE has is a business organization, it continues to accept students from all majors.

Chandra Agundiz, a senior Marketing major, said participating in SIFE has help her to see more opportunities.

“Last year in SIFE, I was most impacted by making the presentation team because that opened up a lot of doors for me and being able to use my leadership and communication skills to show others the positive impact that SIFE has on its community,” Agundiz said.

The SIFE team wants to continue where they left off last year and achieve new accomplishments.

Karina Linardy, a Graduate student,“We are looking forward to doing more things and having more of an impact on the community and in the end reaching a spot in the top four SIFE teams in the U.S.,” Karina Linardy, a graduate student said.

SIFE members say they aim to meet the standards laid out in the SIFE mission statement.

“The goals of our SIFE team is to fulfill this mission by assessing the needs of the Amarillo community and creating projects to meet these needs,” Hallman said.

For more information on SIFE organizations across the country please visit,

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