I grew up in a small town in Michigan and "ventured" to Anderson University. I never imagined that I would end up, 22 and engaged working public accounting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In fact, I never imagined most of the things I experienced as a student at the FSB. A big catalyst in the development I experienced was SIFE. SIFE literally changed my life. It started when I prepared predictive financials for a potential laundry mat as a freshman. Then it progressed to being able to lead the competition team, one of the most stressful jobs I've ever had. Then it ended in creating and developing a certification process of which local business could obtain the "Anderson Green Seal of Approval" that resulted in the city hall creating a brand new department in the mayor's administration, The Office of Environmental Sustainability.
SIFE forced me to learn new things and think outside of the box. It turned me into a leader and developed my sense of responsibility and initiative. Getting involved was the key though. It didn't have to be SIFE, it just had to be something that one could get behind and push. That is one of the things I loved about Anderson University, it gives you options and places to succeed. God blessed me that day when I received the acceptance letter to Anderson University. My life wouldn't be the same.
- Todd Baden, 2010 graduate, Staff Accountant, Capin Crouse LLP