HPU Students Participate In Charlotte Business Competition


HIGH POINT, N.C., April 1, 2009 – Members of the High Point University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team competed recently in the Regional SIFE Competition in Charlotte, N.C. This is SIFE’s first year at HPU, and the Charlotte event was the first competition for HPU’s team.
HPU students Paul Abell, Jeremy Hiatt, Matthew Schiffer, William Rhodes, Preston Ward and Ibrahim Kanu presented overviews of completed projects in Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics to a panel of business professionals. The HPU team was recognized as Rookie of the Year and Second Runner Up in its league. The team was accompanied by Dr. Wes Davenport, assistant professor of business management.
“Having the experience to compete for the first time ever was an exceptional opportunity for SIFE at High Point University,” says Paul Abell, president of the Business Interest Group at HPU. “We learned many things and look forward to competing again next year.”
SIFE is an international business organization that encourages students to apply classroom knowledge about business in their communities. SIFE at HPU is a part of the HPU Business Interest Group (BIG), which is open to all students interested in business.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at
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