April 20, 2006



Students from the Neeley School of Business at TCU were named Regional Champions at the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) USA Regional Competition, held in Dallas. The team will advance to the SIFE USA National Exposition, May 21-23, in Kansas City, Missouri.

TCU SIFE - made up of more than 25 undergraduate and graduate business students -  organized and participated in a number of small business consulting projects throughout the school year, as well as the Nuts & Bolts Conference, which provided college students with information for successfully launching or growing a new business. They also partnered with Junior Achievement to bring the JA curriculum to more than 1,300 Fort Worth elementary school students. 

The team was represented at the competition by Neeley MBA students Vineeta Menezes, Isela Rodriguez and Baronda Bradley.

SIFE is an international non-profit organization present on more than 1,800 university campuses in more than 40 countries. SIFE teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects that teach market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills and business ethics. The projects are judged on creativity, innovation and effectiveness.

 "Teaching children about the principles of free enterprise and economics, educating 179 college students about the nuts and bolts of starting their own business, assisting small businesses to innovate and flourish, TCU SIFE has touched countless lives in the hope of a better tomorrow," said Vineeta Menezes, team president.

"This is a significant accomplishment for the students and for the Neeley School at TCU, and recognizes the impact these students have in creating opportunities for others, both on campus and in the community at large," said Dr. Ted Legatski, who along with Dr. Ira Silver serves as a faculty advisor to the group.


Elaine Cole
PR/Event Manager
Neeley School of Business