Bellevue, Wash. – The student SIFE team from City University of Seattle was named league champion at the 2010 Regional Competition in San Francisco on Tuesday. The team now moves on to the national competition in Minneapolis, MN on May 11. Twenty-three colleges and universities from around the country competed, and CityU of Seattle’s team was named champion along with Washington State University, and placed ahead of San Joaquin Valley College, and the University of Alaska Southeast in its division. The CityU SIFE team is the only Western Washington team to advance to the national competition.

Kurt D. Kirstein, Ed.D., dean of the School of Management comments, “All of us in the School of Management, as well as the university as a whole, are tremendously proud of the accomplishments of our SIFE team. We celebrate their achievement of becoming regional champions, and wish them continued success at the national competition.”

The diverse CityU SIFE team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from Russia, China, Slovakia, United States, and Thailand. During the competition the team presented projects completed throughout the year that focused on children’s education, empowerment of women, and the preservation of the environment. This is the seventh year a CityU SIFE team has competed in the competition.

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