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Prof. Malhotra Named SIFE Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow

posted on 05/09/2003

St. Petersburg, Florida, May 7, 2003 -- Naveen Malhotra, associate professor of management and finance at Eckerd College, has been named a Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow for the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team at Eckerd College. Active on more than 1400 college and university campuses in 33 countries, SIFE encourages students to take what they are learning in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations, and to use their knowledge to better their communities through educational outreach projects.

Under the direction of Malhotra, the Eckerd College SIFE Team presented its educational outreach projects at the 2003 SIFE Regional Competition and Career Opportunities Fair held March 11 in Philadelphia. The Eckerd team was declared regional champions out of a pool of 26 top schools including Penn State and Carnegie Mellon University.

The Fellowship was created in 1990 by the Wal-Mart Foundation and is named for Samuel More Walton, founder and chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "We are proud that the Walton family invited SIFE to use Mr. Walton's name and to give the free Enterprise Fellows a a standard by which to lead and be recognized," said Alvin Rohrs, President & CEO of SIFE. "The Sam M. Walton Fellows inspire their students and are America's most effective teachers of free enterprise."

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