GCC Student Attends SIFE World Cup in California

Friday, October 8, 2010

Kim Grant, a second-year business administration student at Gateway Community College (GCC), has been selected to attend the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) World Cup 2010 in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 11, where teams from 40 countries will be competing.

Grant, 20, a West Haven resident, will represent GCC’s SIFE at the event’s Chartis Credit Counseling Forum, where students can share their project experience, network, and brainstorm for future projects in a formal setting. Students will be invited to attend an exclusive dinner where they can talk about their projects. The remaining days will consist of attending the SIFE World Cup activities, which includes a cultural fair and the worldwide competition.

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 the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Once a year, the National Champion SIFE teams from around world meet at the SIFE World Cup where they present the results of their community outreach projects to a prestigious group of international business leaders. Through a written annual report and live audio visual presentation, teams will be evaluated based on how successful they were at creating economic opportunity for others.


GCC offers more than 85 associate degree and certificate programs and serves more than 11,000 credit and non-credit students each year. GCC is currently located on two campuses — at 60 Sargent Drive on Long Wharf in New Haven and at 88 Bassett Road in North Haven. Work began in the fall of 2009 on a new state-of-the art campus in downtown New Haven, which is slated to open in 2012 and will be the state’s first public building gold-certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

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