Lees-McRae junior Lindsey Bush and senior Inee Ader will join 110 undergraduate students from throughout the Southeast to participate in the Summer Management Program at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem May 29-July 3.
Lindsey and Inee received notification on April 17 that they had been accepted into the Summer Management Program. The Summer Management Program, a five-week program, provides business education opportunities for undergraduate students who are not majoring in business or a related field.
The program is designed for students pursuing studies in the liberal arts and sciences and who desire to challenge themselves to become more competitive on graduate school applications and in the job market. Acceptance is based on four criteria: academic success, leadership achievements, being classified as a rising junior or senior, and academic major.
A junior honor student from Catawba, NC, Lindsey is majoring in Pre-Professional Biology, preparing for graduate school so she can become a physician assistant. Lindsey is a Resident Assistant, member of Order of the Tower, and an intern in the Office of the President.
Lindsey said, "I am thrilled and honored to have been accepted into the Summer Management Program. I am so thankful for all the help and support I have received from my professors and the LMC community. I hope that the Summer Management Program will introduce me to the business and management skills needed to apply in the workplace as a physician assistant."
Inee, a senior from Santa Fe, NM is majoring in Pre-Professional Biology. She is a Bonner Leader with AmeriCorps and President/Captain of the Lees-McRae Quidditch Team/Club. In addition, Inee is an honor student and cyclist. After graduation, Inee plans to pursue her Master's degree in Naturopathy.
In discussing her recent acceptance into the Summer Management Program, Inee said, "I am very excited to be invited to attend such a prestigious summer program and am looking forward to making new connections. The experience I will gain will no doubt contribute to all my future endeavors of opening my own Naturopathic clinic, and will prepare me to view business with a new eye of understanding. By combining this business insight with my future knowledge of Naturopathic medicine, it will allow me to thrive in an age where society is finally getting fed up with conventional allopathic medicine."
Both students will have the opportunity to further their education through a robust study in business. The curriculum for the Summer Management Program consists of courses such as Accounting, Business Law, Business Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information System Management, Marketing, and Strategic Management.
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Kacy Crabtree, said "I am excited about the partnership formed between Lees-McRae College and Wake Forest University. This is an educational opportunity for our students to gain new knowledge and skills, understand the value of business education, and learn strategies on how to transfer business concepts into their chosen career path." The concept of a partnership stemmed from mutual professional conversations between biology adjunct faculty Steve Saunders, Star Kepner, Chair of Business Administration, and Steve Reinemund, Dean of the Schools of Business at Wake Forest University.
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