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Moravian College SIFE Team was Named "International Rookie of the Year"

The Moravian College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team competed against 131 collegiate teams representing more than 1,200 students from the United States, Albania, Brazil, Canada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Russia, Mexico and Tajikistan at the 1999 Hallmark Cards/Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) International Exposition and Career Opportunity Fair held May 16-18 in Kansas City, Missouri. Each team at the international competition first competed regionally and won at one of the competitions held in sixteen U.S. cities, Brazil, Central Asia, Poland and Russia. At the International Exposition, the Moravian College SIFE Team was Named "International Rookie of the Year."

During international competition, SIFE teams presented 25-minute oral and audio-visual summaries of projects they developed and implemented during the school year. They were judged by a panel of over 350 of the nations top business and community leaders.

John D. Rossi, III, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Moravian College served as advisor for the Moravian College SIFE Team and was named a Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow in recognition of his leadership and support of the SIFE program at Moravian College. Founded in 1975 and active on more than 600 college campuses internationally, SIFE is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with business and higher education to provide college students the opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise. For info about SIFE, call 1-800-677-SIFE or visit SIFE online at www.SIFE.org.