Students At HPU Participate In Enterprise Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 6, 2011 ? Four students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently participated in the regional ?Students in Free Enterprise? competition in Charlotte, N.C., and won first runner-up for their league.

The students, who are members of HPU?s SIFE team, included juniors Benjamin AuYeung and Zach Carlton, and sophomores Allison Cohen and Alex Trimboli. The group was accompanied by Dr. Sharon Wu, management professor in the Phillips School of Business at HPU.

At the competition, the group presented their progress on two current research projects. The first project developed and conducted surveys in order to determine the beliefs and attitudes about work held by students in nearby Stokes County, while the other project, managed by accounting professor Ross Roberts, focused on a cost analysis of a nearby non-profit organization in Greensboro, N.C., called HandyCapable Network.

?Competing in Charlotte provided our SIFE team with the opportunity to network with multiple corporations, and learn from one another,? says Trimboli. ?It was a valuable experience, and it gave us a chance to demonstrate the success of our leadership projects.?

Both projects were supervised by Dr. Mike Smith, faculty adviser and associate professor of information systems at HPU.

SIFE is an international organization that encourages students to apply classroom knowledge about business in their communities. At HPU, SIFE is a part of the Business Students Association (BSA), which is open to all students interested in business.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. 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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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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