Nov. 1, 2012
CONWAY - Two student-athletes have recently been inducted into the prestigious Wall Fellows program at Coastal Carolina University. The Wall Fellows Program is uniquely designed to prepare top Coastal students for high-level careers in major U.S. and international organizations. Dominque de Wit and Meghan Laffin are among the five members of the Wall Fellows Class of 2014.
Dominique De Wit (women's tennis) is a political science major and economics minor with a 4.0 GPA. She is also an international student from the Netherlands. She spent this past summer at a think-tank in Washington D.C., as a research associate writing on Latin American affairs. She is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society. She serves as the vice president of the Student Advisory Council for the Edwards College of Humanities and is head delegate for the Coastal Carolina Model United Nations Team.
Meghan Laffin (volleyball) is a management major and pre-law minor from Long Island, N.Y., with a cumulative GPA of 3.87. She is the captain of the CCU volleyball team and is an active member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Laffin is a member of both the Phi Eta Sigma and the Golden Key international honor societies.
Wall Fellows are selected following a rigorous application and interview process. The two-year program includes preparation for a series of internships in the U.S. and abroad through courses on interpersonal and communication skills, ethics, business and social etiquette, and cross cultural skills. Previous Wall Fellows have held internships with Rolls Royce, Adidas, Ritz Carlton, Pinehurst Resort, and the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins, among others.