The Anderson University Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization recently received $1,000 to help fund education programs from the 2006 Jr. Community Quarterback Grant program, the Indianapolis Colts and the National Football League Charities (NFLC). Helping to fulfill the grant’s purpose of giving back to the community, the funding will allow SIFE’s educational programs at Anderson University to continue to make a positive impact.
"We are extremely grateful to the Colts organization for contributing to the success of our program,” states Katherine Fulk, vice president of SIFE Education and recipient of the grant. “This grant allows for the continued sustainability of our projects, through which we are able to create a positive impact on the community of Anderson at various levels.”
The educational programs supported by SIFE teach elementary school students about the fair trade, develop entrepreneurial ideas among high school students, and explain essential business skills to inmates among other initiatives.
Fulk adds, “Our education programs are designed to teach business principles as well as demonstrate the importance of character.”
“The education programs of SIFE often need resources because they are not glamorous," said Dr. Michael Wiese, faculty advisor for SIFE and professor of Marketing in the Falls School of Business at Anderson University. “This grant from the Colts allows us to focus on education which is the heart and soul of SIFE.”
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology. Falls School of Business is one of Anderson University’s largest academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors as well as MBA and DBA programs. The school is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA).