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February 27, 2001

Nine students of the Wall Fellows program in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University recently completed a community service project to assist disabled veterans.

The project, which was arranged with the assistance of Pete Barr, senior vice president of Burroughs and Chapin Company, Inc. and former dean of the Wall College of Business, involved repairing the access ramp and front porch at the Disabled American Veterans Post in Myrtle Beach. Some of the services provided by the post include transportation for disabled veterans and serving as color guards at various events. The material used for the project was donated by Wall College of Business faculty members.

Wall Fellows who participated in the project included seniors Lisa Antanaitis, Sarah Arends, Ryan Bubucis and Mark Davies and juniors Ashley Elvington, Paige Landry, Sarah Lockett, Boris Menier and Brian Piercy. Also working on the project were Barr; William Woodson, director of the Wall Fellows program; Howard Smith, assistant professor of accounting, finance and economics at Coastal; and Marvin Cross of the disabled veterans post.

“We were delighted to be asked by Dr. Barr to be of service with this project,” said Woodson. “In addition to the benefit of repairing the facility, we found that it was a wonderful experience for the Wall Fellow students. It’s important to educate the whole student - particularly with respect to the critical need for business support of human service in the community.”

The Wall Fellows program is an 18-month program designed to prepare top business students for high-level careers in major U.S. and international corporations and organizations. It was initiated in 1995 by the late E. Craig Wall Jr. in response to the need, expressed by the leaders of top U.S. corporations, for graduates with stronger leadership, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

The primary focus of the program is a three credit-hour per semester course which covers specific non-traditional areas including interpersonal skills, personal health and appearance, business and social etiquette and ethics, foreign languages, and cultural skills.

The course prepares the students for the highlight of the program: a series of internships and international experiences during their senior year. Since the program was initiated, Wall Fellows have had internships at major companies in New York, Atlanta, London, Barcelona and Santiago, Chile, as well as other metropolitan cities.

For more information, contact Woodson at 349-2722.