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02/16/2006

Students in Free Enterprise Chapter Wins $5,000 Award

Quick Facts

 Winthrop's SIFE chapter will use the $5,000 award to buy computers and develop curriculum for the Girls' Home in Rock Hill.
 The award is renewable for up to three years.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University’s chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) recently was awarded $5,000 to buy five computers and to develop a business technology curriculum for the Girls’ Home in Rock Hill.

Students in the chapter, offered through the College of Business Administration, will work with the troubled teens during the fall semester to refine various job hunting skills. The agency houses up to 15 teenagers who have been placed in the home for poor behavior.

The program, called the Skills Portfolio Program, will allow Winthrop students to provide classroom instruction in weekly lessons and projects, according to advisor Bobbie Fuller, associate professor of business. Lessons covered include budgeting, resume writing, free enterprise concepts and personal development skills.

Girls’ Home residents will be partnered with Winthrop students to encourage learning and build oral and written communication skills. Girls’ Home employees also will learn to use the technology.

Fuller said the award, which comes from the national SIFE association, is renewable for up to three years.

For more information, contact Fuller at 803/323-2683.


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