Bachelors in Business Administration with Concentrations in Finance and Marketing
Finance and Marketing
Regional Vice President "US Program, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)"
Tim Clow graduated from the University of North Carolina Pembroke in May of 2001 with a degree in Finance and Marketing. As a student at UNCP, he was a member of the baseball team and President of the SIFE Team. He graduated with honors and was awarded the 2001 Most Outstanding Undergraduate Business Student of the Year.
Tim began his career after graduation with Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) World Headquarters as a Director of University Relations and was responsible for a nine state region. Tim worked with over 100 colleges and universities to develop and grow the SIFE Programs on campus. He set the record for most growth in a single region by any SIFE World Headquarters staff in the history of the organization.
Tim served as Managing Director of the USA SIFE Program starting in 2004 and is now Regional Vice President of the USA Program. He leads of team of staff that manages SIFE in the United States, which encompasses over 900 colleges and universities. In addition to his responsibilities in the US, Tim also trains new SIFE Teams and staff around the world. He helped to launch the SIFE program by training SIFE Teams in Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand and Australia.
Tim is dedicated to being a servant leader and managing his staff by this theory. He believes that being kind, humble, honest and absolute integrity is the key to leadership and managing a staff and hundreds of clients.
Tim got married to the beautiful Heather Ann on April 18, 2004 in Kauai, Hawaii. Heather worked for SIFE and was part of the interview team that offered Tim the job in 2001. Only later did she realize that she had interviewed her husband. Tim and Heather are expecting their first child this December.
What was the most important thing you learned while attending UNCP
The single most important experience during my time at UNCP was participating in extra curricular activities and specifically being a member of the UNCP SIFE Team. Participating on the SIFE Team created invaluable learning opportunities that just can't be taught in the classroom. Being a member helped to reinforce the theory I learned in the classroom by actually applying it and teaching it to others in the community, it definitely proved that. teachers always learn more than the students.
I am a strong advocate of service in the community and giving back to those that are in need. The SIFE Team gave me a chance to make a positive difference in lives and watch these individuals grow and prosper as a result of the skills and knowledge we gave them. The humility I learned through serving others continues to be a part of my everyday life and plays a major role in my relationships with my staff and clients.
The experiences I had with the SIFE Team has made me into the person I am today and I will always be indebted to those that encouraged me to get involved, the lifelong friends that were also passionate about SIFE and most of all, Ms. Cammie Hunt, the SIFE Team Faculty Advisor that took a chance with me as a leader and instilled confidence, imagination and integrity in everything we did.
What advice would you give to current or prospective students?
College life should be about experiences. Experiences create ripples in our brain and craft the people we are and will become. The more you can experience during a time in your life that you should be open to everything, the more rounded person you will become.
I would encourage all college students to participate in multiple extra curricular activities, attend and become a fan of UNCP sports, volunteer in the community to better someone else's life, study in a different country and always be open to new experiences. Take it all in and remember that this may be the only chance to do a lot of these activities, so take advantage of the opportunities and experience as much as possible.
I would like to thank all of my professors and coaches that played a role in my experiences at UNCP. I learned something from everyone and if given an opportunity to do it all over again, UNCP would still be my first choice.