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Appalachian students travel to China

Adams.jpgBOONE—Twelve students from Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business were selected to participate in a cross-cultural program with students at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, in May.

The program, called the William R. Holland Fellows Program for Business Study in Asia, combines classroom sessions on international business practices, the history and economics of China, and Chinese customs and language with a three-week trip to China.

Students participating in this year’s Holland Fellows Program were: Tommy Adams, a banking and finance major from Boone; Ryan Barry, a marketing major from Greensboro; Jason Dalrymple, an economics major from Knightdale; Johnny Groff, an economics major from Greensboro; Erica Muschamp, an accounting major from Warrenton, Va.; and Larissa Neifeld, a finance and banking major from Raleigh.

Also, participating were Christopher Pereira, a marketing and political science major from Charlotte; Clayton Quamme, an economics major from Peachtree City, Ga.; Megan Ray, a marketing major from Waynesville; David Reynolds, a finance and banking, risk and insurance major from Mint Hill; Andrea Walz, a finance and banking, risk and insurance major from Marietta, Ga.; and Russell Warriner, an accounting major from Cary.

While in China, the students from Appalachian visited joint-venture and government-owned businesses in Beijing and Shanghai, and worked on business case students with students from Fudan. This year’s topic was “The Automobile Industry as a Key to Economic Success.”

Students and faculty leaders also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the program.

Picture Caption: Appalachian State University student Tommy Adams of Boone visits a marker commemorating the 10th anniversary of an educational exchange between Appalachian and Fudan University in China. With Adams is Fudan student Shao Weixiong.

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