For Immediate Release
October 18, 2011
Midway, Ky.— Midway College SIFE team traveled to Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio to attend the 2011-2012 Walgreens SIFE Training Conference - October 15, 2011. The conference contained four track levels to meet the students’ goals:
• 101 The Basics: for individuals who are new to SIFE.
• 201 Project Management: for individuals who are project leaders or project workers.
• 301 Leadership Training: for individuals who are officers and leaders on SIFE teams.
• 401 Career Development: for individuals who are interested in preparing themselves for internships and full-time career opportunities.
The Midway College students received training certificates in the areas of project management from Project Management Institute® (PMI) and Team Management from Dale Carnegie®. The president of Midway College SIFE team, Allison Tooker stated “The conference brought our SIFE members closer and gave us key skills to take our team to the top!”
The Walgreens SIFE training conference also allowed 13 SIFE teams from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky to discuss key learnings and best practices for team sustainability through fundraising, team building, project planning and implementation. Sam Walton Fellow Dr. Marla Ashe stated, “This event allowed Midway College SIFE team to be exposed to individuals with similar interests, dreams and desires to be a change agent to the world and business through community service and accountability.”
The Midway College SIFE team is excited about their 2011- 2012 projects. They include Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Challenge, Sam’s Club Sustainability Challenge, and Midway College E.L.I.T.E. Scholars (Empowering Ladies Intellectually Through Education). The Midway College SIFE team will accept financial and in-kind donations to support their 2011-2012 projects. All donations are tax deductible-501(C) (3). For more information, please contact Dr. Marla Ashe Midway College via SIFE@midway.edu
Media Contact: Dr. Marla Ashe
As Kentucky’s only college for women and as a forerunner in coeducational adult accelerated learning, Midway College empowers undergraduate and graduate students as leaders through a professionally-oriented liberal arts education.
SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) is an international organization made up of students from around the world who make a difference in their communities through educational projects in market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and business ethics. SIFE gives students the opportunity to acquire skills in leadership, teamwork, and communication by learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.