Seven business students and one humanities student have been selected for the 2007 Wall Fellows program at Coastal Carolina University.
The new business fellows, are: Julie A Cox, a management major from Greenville; Melanie J. Dugent, a management major from Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Aaron E. Graham, a management major from Galivants Ferry; Nicholas R. Nowlin, an accounting major from Chesterfield, Va.; Jason M. Repak, an accounting major from Socastee; Klara Tansky, a management major from Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic; and Corey S. Thompkins, a management major from Winston-Salem, N.C.
The humanities fellow is Olivia D. Marlowe, an art studio and English major, from Conway.
The Wall Fellows program was initiated in 1995 by the late Conway businessman E. Craig Wall Jr. in response to the need expressed by the leaders of top U.S. corporations for business graduates with stronger leadership, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
Students are chosen for the Wall Fellows program through a competitive application process. The primary focus of the program is a rigorous three credit-hour per semester course which covers specific non-traditional areas including interpersonal and communications skills, ethics, personal health and appearance, business and social etiquette, 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, Mainz (Germany), Brussels, and Santiago, Chile, as well as other metropolitan cities. Many graduates of the program have earned leadership positions throughout the United States and abroad.