PFEW marked by creativity, collaboration ... and competition
Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-Penn College News
The Foundation for Free Enterprise Education wrapped up its summer sessions this past week, giving 300 high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to run their own companies while immersing them in all that Penn College has to offer. Throughout the week, speakers – including a Purple-Hearted hero and a homecoming, of sorts, for the college's former president – addressed such topics as ethics, business and government, leadership, effective communication, teamwork, career development, and entrepreneurship. Participants form management teams of an underperforming manufacturer in direct contention with other student companies, competing in all aspects of business operation from budgeting to ad campaigns. The season's other Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week camps were held during July at Lycoming College.