Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Through the generous donation of philanthropist, Penn State graduate, and businessman Steve Sheetz and his wife, Nancy, The Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence opened its doors in fall 2011. The Center's mission - underscored by a deep interdisciplinary nature - is to develop entrepreneurial leaders and foster the creation of successful ventures within the Penn State Altoona community. It also serves as the home for Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE). SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.
The Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence includes: Rossman Park (external to building entrance); Port-Sky South; the Brett Lobby; the M&T Vestibule; The Hite Company Lounge; the Michael and Gail Irwin Family Trading Room; the Young, Oakes, Brown & Company Conference Room; the Ferris Family Gathering Space; the mini trade show room; The SIFE Business Advisory Board Business Incubator; as well as classrooms and conference rooms.