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Business students raise funds for educational experience

Jan. 30, 1997

By Chad Jackson

Lariat Reporter

Business students are striving to raise $30,000 for a trip to Canada this semester.

The Business Excellence Scholarship Team is a group of 40 to 45 business students who are recommended by teachers or former outstanding members to join the group.

Members of the team go to businesses around Waco and make 15 minute presentations dealing with who they are and the team's purpose.

The team shows businesses the advantages of donating money to this cause. The major advantages are publicity and a positive public image, Shawna Peays, an Austin senior said.

'We have so much done, but we have a long way to go,' said member Cary Fischer, a Phoenix senior.

Last semester the group went to Monterrey Technological Institute to study cultural awareness, study business techniques and practice speaking Spanish, Fischer said.

The team tries to visit a North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement member each semester, Fischer said.

This semester the team wants to go to Canada for a different experience.

The trip 'gives lots of exposure outside of classroom experience,' Peays said.

The team plans to visit the University of Calgary. Calgary is considered the industrial center of Canada, Fischer said.

The team will attend classes and study business and industry much like their trip to Monterrey.

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