Eleven rising juniors have been selected for the Class of 2006 Wall Fellows program at Coastal Carolina University.
The Wall Fellows program is designed to prepare top business students for high-level careers in major U.S. and international corporations and organizations. This marks the second year that students from the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts have been included in the traditionally exclusive business program piloted by the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. The Edwards College plans to form its own Fellows program patterned on the Wall program.
The Wall Fellows from the Wall College of Business are: Megan E. Hayes, a finance major, of Nichols; Derrick A. Malizia, a marketing major (specializing in professional golf management), of Muncie, Ind.; Brian T. Mansfield, a finance major, of Chesapeake, Va.; Joseph W Marino, a business management and finance major, of Arnold, Md.; Joshua L. Norman, a management major (specializing in professional golf management), of Chillicothe, Ohio; Dorsey W. Strickland, a finance major, of Loris; Katherine W. Watson, an accounting and finance major, of Morristown, Tenn.; and Terry A. Whitaker, a marketing major, of Beaufort.
The Wall Fellows from the Edwards College of Humanities are Margaret A. Garrett, an art studio major, of Greenwood; Krystin N. Mementowski, an English major, of Streetsboro; and Brendan P. Pinter, a political science and Spanish major, of Myrtle Beach.
Students are chosen for the Wall Fellows program through a rigorous application process in the second semester of their sophomore year. The two-year program includes a three credit hour per semester course that covers specific nontraditional 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.
The course prepares the students for the highlight of the program: a series of internships and international experiences beginning in the summer after admission to the program. A record
number of 24 Wall Fellows will be in the field this summer interning in the U.S. and Europe. Intern postings for the fellows include Citigroup Global Technology and Operations at the New York headquarters and also the Citigroup Europe Middle East and Africa headquarters in London and the Latin American headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Bayer GmBh in Leverkusen and Sankt Augustin Germany; and Schott Glass International at their world headquarters in Mainz, Germany.
"A program of this magnitude takes time and energy to be successful, said David A. DeCenzo, dean of the Wall College of Business. "Throughout the past 10 years, members of the Wall College have worked intensively to move closer to the program's ultimate goals. During the past two years we've seen some of the benefits of our actions. We are now placing Wall Fellows in competitive internships with blue-chip companies, in Europe and in the United States."
"This program is living up to the promise of making a positive difference in the lives of individual students as well as enhancing the quality of Coastal's overall business administration program," said Harold Stowe, chairman of the Wall Fellows Board.
"I view involvement of Humanities and Fine Arts majors in the Wall Fellows program as a collaboration on leadership between the Edwards College and the Wall College. I believe that this partnership is breaking new ground nationally as we seek to provide superb outcomes for students facing the diverse challenges and opportunities of the 21st century leadership," said Lynn Franken, dean of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.