Inaugural Business Fellows program offers unique opportunities

BUIES CREEK – Students in the inaugural class of Business Fellows from Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business have successfully embarked on their first semester. The 16 students in the Business Fellows program will travel to Washington, D.C., Oct. 19-21 for meetings, tours and other activities.

Prior to the start of the semester, these students traveled to Camp Agape for a team-building retreat. There, in addition to watching the full solar eclipse, students were led in various exercises that focused on trust and working together to solve problems.

Business Fellow Kelli Autry of Durham said, “Getting to be part of the first group of Business Fellows was what really sold me on Campbell. I love how close everyone has become, and it made the transition to college easier knowing that I was surrounded by other academically-driven people with whom I could share my experiences.”

Dr. Mark Steckbeck, director of the Business Fellows Program, said, “This is an outstanding group of young people. I couldn’t have asked for brighter, more motivated inaugural class of students as we advance our program. I look forward to working with them as they develop professional, academic and leadership skills throughout their four years here at Campbell University.”

Campbell University’s Business Fellows program is a selective, four-year cohort program designed to provide unique academic, service, and professional developmental opportunities to exceptional incoming freshmen. The goal of the Business Fellows program is to provide students a unique opportunity to build skills in leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving to prepare them for life and a successful business career.

Other aspects of the Business Fellows program, according to Dr. Steckbeck, include research opportunities, reading groups and discussion colloquiums, service project, career preparation, and more.

“The Business Fellows have shown great promise and enthusiasm,” Steckbeck continued. “This exciting new program offers great opportunities for these students, and they are off to a great start.”

For more information about the Business Fellows program, contact Mark Steckbeck at