If you call the Waccamaw Community Foundation office on any given day, chances are you’ll hear a new voice on the other end of the line. Jordan Lauver, a Coastal Carolina University junior who is majoring in English, has joined WCF’s administrative team as our first Wall Fellows Program intern.
This past July, former WCF Chairman Harold C. Stowe helped build collaboration between the foundation and the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration’s Wall Fellows Program, a vigorous and highly selective business leadership program at CCU.
Stowe, who is currently the chairman of the Wall Fellows Board of Advisers, wanted to connect Wall students with WCF to help them complete the program’s required six-month, full-time internship in any field of interest.
“Working with Jordan has been a wonderful experience, and I look forward to working with the Wall Fellows program for years to come,” said WCF Executive Director Kif Cook. “The students from this program are well prepared to provide us with valuable support as a result of their other internship opportunities and interactions with local organizations.”
Lauver began working with WCF in July and will be with us until January 2014. He hails originally from Manassas Park, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C. But his family recently relocated to Murrells Inlet, which gives him a strong connection to the Waccamaw region.
“This experience has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the Horry and Georgetown communities,” said Lauver. “It is heartwarming to see so many people devoted to helping improve the lives of their neighbors, friends and total strangers.”