RADNOR, Pa. (April 5, 2011) —At the March 25, 2011, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) USA Regional Competition in Philadelphia, 11 Cabrini students presented on service projects conceived in and implemented through three classes.
The projects address a variety of social issues, including environmental awareness, minority youth arrests, financial literacy, hunger, and HIV/AIDS in Swaziland, and earned the students the Rookie of the Year award (given to a first-year college/university presenter), and the Second Runner-Up award.
Representing five different major fields of study, the Cabrini students worked on the projects in the People, Planet, and Profit ECG200-level course, and in managerial accounting and income tax courses led by Associate Professor of Accounting Ann Servey.
The projects are prime examples of how the College’s Justice Matters curriculum helps students use knowledge and skills to identify, address, and help solve social problems.
Thirty-six college and universities from seven states (MD, MO, NY, PA, TX, VA, WV) participated in the regional competition. The schools were placed in six “leagues,” with Cabrini in League 5 with Eastern, Immaculata, St. Bonaventure, Albright, and Shippensburg universities.
The Cabrini students (with year of graduation and major) who attended the competition are:
SIFE is an international, non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing skills to become socially responsible business leaders.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.