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Internship in Cambodia (Week 3)

January 5, 2017

Category: Student Blogs

Merry Christmas!!   At work this week, Diane and I prepared and hosted a grantwriting  seminar. We focused on how to finding and  emphasizing common values with the donor and being clear  and concise about what will be accomplished and why. The  idea is that by teaching the process instead of…

Internship in Cambodia (Week 2)

January 3, 2017

Category: Student Blogs

Hello all, This week I spent no time in the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh and enjoyed the calm, relaxing beach instead. MKK had an employee retreat to Sihanoukville and I was invited along. I was able to work closely with Diane Berthel, which I note because in addition to being a great person…

Lost in Translation: Internship in Cambodia

December 15, 2016

Category: Student Blogs

Catawba senior Shannon Morton of Millington, Md. is a double major in Economics & Finance and Accounting.  An honors student, she is working on a thesis on microfinance and economic development with Dr. Eric Hake, professor of economics and chair of the Department of Business, serving as the…

2016 West Scholar Fall Retreat

November 16, 2016

Category: Student Blogs

The 2016 West Scholar Cohort made up of freshmen Carly Boileau, Carissa Cash, Taylor Cielo, Jameson Clanton, Branden Davis, Brittan Hager and Ashley Stencel; sophomore Daniel Morrison; and junior Jacob Crews went on a fall retreat to the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord on October 23-24, 2016.  They were…

4 Reasons I Moved Out of State For School

October 27, 2016

Category: Student Blogs

Why I decided that moving out of state was the best option for me. I needed to be more independentGrowing up as an only child, my parents definitely had a tendency to baby me. Not to the point that I didn't know how to do laundry, or how to cook my own food, in fact, I was very adamantly…