Office of Communication, 1120 Powell Hall
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Valdosta, GA 31698
November 19, 2009
Director of Communications
Students Travel to Guatemala to Help Local Business
VALDOSTA -- Follow the journey of Cameron Hoopes and Nikki
Mitchell, members of Valdosta State University’s Student in Free
Enterprise (SIFE), as they provide business training to a hotel
staff in Guatemala. The students will provide consultation in
strategic marketing, Web training and the use of social
Located on the edge of Lake Peten Itsa, the El Gringo Perdido hotel is struggling due declining economic condition.
Scott Manley, SIFE Advisory Board member and assistant director of the Small Business Development Center, along with Jeff Shipley, SIFE faculty advisor, traveled with the students, who left on Nov. 18 and are scheduled to return Nov. 24. The group is documenting their experiences via a blog site located at www.vstatesife.blogspot.com .