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Sewanee Welcomes First-Year Carey Fellows

 Group photo of 2019 First-Year Carey Fellows

2019 First-Year Carey Fellows, from left: Dave Johnson, Julie Glenn, Cole Hanks, Dayla LaRocque, Cole Porter, Mary Jane McCaghren.


The University of the South’s inaugural class of first-year honors-track business minor students were welcomed at a reception shortly after the opening of the academic year.

The newly-selected Carey Fellows are Julie Glenn, of Winchester, Tenn.; Cole Hanks, of Atlanta, Ga.; Dave Johnson, of Brownsville, Tenn.; Dayla LaRocque, of Houston, Tex.; Mary Jane McCaghren, of Memphis, Tenn.; and Cole Porter, of Nashville, Tenn.

Until this year, students were required to wait until their sophomore year to apply for admission to the Carey Fellows business honors program. Applications from current sophomores to join the ranks of the 2019 Carey Fellows ranks will be accepted later in the semester.

Designation as a Carey Fellow brings with it a mark of distinction, a stipend, and a certificate awarded at graduation recognizing the completion of additional requirements designed to prepare Fellows for leadership positions in global commerce.

Chip Manning, director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce, which provides support for the honors program, welcomed the new fellows, telling them that the opening of the program to first-year students had produced a large applicant pool that had made the selection process quite competitive.

Dean of the College Terry Papillon and Business Minor Advisor Katherine C. Theyson also welcomed the students.

Carey Fellows participate in a sequence of academic and skills-based experiences designed to equip them with the knowledge and training to succeed in global commerce.

In addition to completing the requirements of the business minor, Carey Fellows complete two proseminar courses and spend an entire semester working in a paid, full-time internship facilitated by the Babson Center for Global Commerce.

Carey Fellows are expected to earn a minimum 3.33 GPA by the end of their freshman year and maintain that minimum 3.33 GPA for the duration of their Sewanee career.

To learn more about the Carey Fellows, click here.