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