SIFE Teams Up with Local Red Cross Chapter

Walla Walla College’s Students in Free Enterprise team and the Blue Mountain Chapter of the American Red Cross teamed up to launch a new Web site for the chapter.

“We’re very excited about the new Web site,” says Terry Hackney, Blue Mountain Chapter executive director. “It will help us communicate better with the community.”

Students designed, built, and wrote copy for the Web site with input from Hackney. “The most challenging part of the project was figuring out what information needed to be included on the Web site,” says Christa Mowry, a freshman computer engineering major and main designer for the project.

“The students were creative and very responsive to our needs,” says Hackney. “It’s been a great way to connect with local students, and I hope it gave them some experience working with clients.”

SIFE is an international organization designed to encourage local business growth and provide students with valuable real-world experience. Walla Walla College’s SIFE team placed first in the SIFE regional competition in Seattle this spring and attended the national competition in Kansas.

“We try to find projects that are worthwhile, both for the students and the businesses,” said WWC SIFE director Lynn Boyd, assistant professor of marketing at WWC. “That way everyone wins.”

September 01, 2005 / Walla Walla University