Two North Dakota Students Selected as 2010 Global Village Institute Fellows

Cody Friesz
Jesse Trapp
February 12, 2010

Bismarck, ND--The Emerging Leaders Academy, in association with the Harold Schafer Leadership Center on the University of Mary campus, is pleased to announce the 2010 Global Village Institute fellowship recipients. Jesse Trapp of Jamestown, ND, and Cody Friesz of Garrison, ND, both juniors in the Emerging Leaders Academy, have been selected to participate in the June-August internship program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The institute, founded in 1988 by Lee Iacocca and Lehigh University, provides leadership and networking opportunities and training in a cross-cultural environment.

In 2009, 107 interns from 54 countries attended the annual event to take part in seminars, business trips, consulting projects and cultural experiences, as well as interact with a variety of corporate executives from large and small organizations, family-owned and start-up business owners, and sole proprietors. Especially noteworthy is the fact that of the nine American positions available each year, two will be represented by U-Mary students. To date, more than 1,150 young business leaders from 115 countries have completed the program and the University of Mary is excited about its continued relationship with the Global Village program.

Upon their completion of the six-week program, Friesz and Trapp will be awarded a certificate of completion as an Iacocca Institute Intern in the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business & Industry. They will also present their experiences and the impact of the program to a number of campus and community groups.

The Emerging Leaders Academy is committed to securing opportunities for their student members that will help to fulfill its mission of serving the needs of people in this region and beyond.

For more information regarding this announcement or the Global Village program, contact Karel Sovak, assistant professor of business in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business at (701) 355-8042 or [email protected], or Nicole Morrison-Mathern, assistant director of the Harold Schafer Leadership Center at (801) 355-8238 or [email protected]