Nine rising juniors have been selected for the Class of 2008 Wall Fellows program at Coastal Carolina University.
The members of the new Wall Fellows class are: Tyeisha Davis, an English major from Gaston; Katie Hinson, a business management major from Myrtle Beach; Victoria Livinski, an economics major from Myrtle Beach; Alisha Norris, a finance major from Loris; Jeffrey Nusse, a finance major from Westfield, N.J.; Rachel Ramlochan, a double major in economics and finance from Newark, Del.; Kevin Vandenberg, a double major in business management and finance from Wyoming, Mich.; Elizabeth Vickery, a resort tourism management major from Rock Hill; and Madeleine Winstead, a business management major from Charleston.
"We are pleased to welcome the Class of 2008 into the Wall Fellows program," said Ned Cohen, director of the Wall Fellows Program. "This program is based on leadership development and community service and we believe these students will carry on with the tradition and commitment to developing leadership skills and providing service to the community."
The Wall Fellows program was initiated in 1993 by the late Conway businessman 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. Fellows are also expected to complete a six-month internship during the program, as well as an international experience between their junior and senior years.
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.