The Anderson University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team recently announced five companies that SIFE Consulting & Entrepreneurship will be assisting throughout the upcoming academic year. This is the fourth year for SIFE Consulting, a program that is being funding through a partnership with the Flagship Enterprise Center.
“If you’ve ever seen that TV show ‘Cheers,’ it’s like the character Norm,” said Joshua Scott.
As owner of TransAtlantic Collections, Scott’s business is third-party collections. He settles unpaid bills, such as the unpaid tab accumulated by the amiable patron of the fictional Boston bar.
For Scott, however, the business relationship is not as friendly as a neighborhood watering hole. Court costs, increasing competition and Anderson’s economic woes make every day a challenge. That is where Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) enters the picture.
US News and World Report has again ranked Anderson University among the best universities in the Midwest offering master’s level degree programs. Institutions in this category offer a full range of both undergraduate and master’s level degree programs. The magazine’s 2008 guide to "America’s Best Colleges" marks the fourth consecutive year that Anderson University has been listed among the best in its class.
In the past nine months, Frank Pianki, the director of academics for the Residential MBA program, has run three marathons, three half-marathons, two adventure races, two triathlons, and a 10-mile trail run. Pianki ran his first marathon in 2004. Now he can't stop running.
This September Pianki, age 53, will run a 50-mile ultra-marathon.