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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 3:33pm
The Martha Guy Summer Institute’s 14th cohort of 2017 was incredibly fun, insightful, and filled with great experiences. We look forward to seeing what these students will accomplish, where their future will take them, and hopefully be seeing them here at ASU! As the Fall 2017 semester comes to a close, we are now working diligently towards recruitment and application selection for the upcoming cohort of 2018. The accepted 2018 participants will be our 15th cohort of the program and we... Read more
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 1:21pm
Our Martha Guy Summer Institute (MGSI) Program Leader experience this past summer was tremendous. It consisted of a lot of fun, plenty of learning, and very little sleep. As Program Leaders, we had the opportunity to guide rising seniors through this life changing experience. We helped them to further develop their leadership skills, their business knowledge, and create a business plan; all while instilling the idea of professionalism, a concept that is often overlooked. MGSI provided the... Read more
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:51pm
The 2016 program included some great and different opportunities for the participants. We partnered with Dixon, Hughes, Goodman's Asheville office and took a day trip to the recently opened Collider, to participate in their quarterly client meeting discussing sustainable business practices. Our trip took a bit of a detour this year. While we have historically gone to Washington, DC and New York City, we were given the opportunity to have a corporate visit at The Hershey Company in Hershey... Read more
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:48pm
Some of you may be wondering about Ms. Guy. Ms. Guy celebrated her 94th birthday this year. We were thrilled that she was able to join us this past summer for the Chancellor's luncheon. Before the luncheon itself, Ms. Guy took time to meet the 2016 participants and was very impressed as each and every one of them stood in line to personally meet her and shake her hand, thanking her for making this opportunity available to them. This left a long lasting impression on Ms. Guy. We cherish the... Read more
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:46pm
As the Fall 2016 semester comes to a close, the recruitment process for the 2017 Martha Guy Summer Institute is gearing up. We are very excited to see what amazing students apply this year! I would personally like to remind each of you to think about what the MGSI experience meant to you and if you know an outstanding high school junior, to please mention the program to them. Word of mouth from past participants has always been our best way to recruit talent. One thing that you may not be... Read more
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 11:36am
Fall 2015 Alumni Newsletter: We worked diligently to update our alumni contacts last fall.  We are working to have more regular communications with our wonderful alums, so if any of your contact information has changed, please drop us an email to let us know.  We would love to have more interactions with all of you! Here are a few ways to stay involved with the Martha Guy program: We have added a “GIVE NOW” button to the website (marthaguy.appstate.edu). We are... Read more
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:01pm
Who: Appalachian State University, Class of 2017 Risk Management & Insurance Major Experience with the Martha Guy Summer Institute: Having never spent a three week period away from home, I was initially very anxious about attending the program. Once I met the great people I would be spending part of my summer with, I immediately became excited about the next three weeks. The Martha Guy Summer Institute exposes participants to the tremendous opportunities that the Walker College of... Read more
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:01am
2015 Leaders (from the left): Amanda Woolever, Alex Herbst, Harrison Gillette, Allegra Korver Our Martha Guy Summer Institute experience this past summer was tremendously impactful. As program leaders we had the unique opportunity to instill leadership skills in rising high school seniors. MGSI provided the program leaders and participants with a number of opportunities to build both concrete and soft skills for future campus and career involvement. Participants developed... Read more
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
Welcome to our first Alumni Newsletter! Welcome to our first Alumni Newsletter!  We have worked very diligently over the fall 2014 semester to update our Alumni contact information so that we can begin a more regular communication with our wonderful MGSI Alums!  Please let us know how you would like to stay involved.  Here are a few ways: We have added a “GIVE NOW” button to the website (marthaguy.appstate.edu) We are currently looking to add... Read more
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 12:01pm
Advisory Board Update:  From my first encounter with the Martha Guy Summer Institute as a participant in 2006, I have continuously been impressed by the ever-increasing caliber of students invited to spend their summer in Boone. The Class of 2014 was no different.  In order for the MGSI to further benefit from the wisdom of past participants, student leaders, parents and presenters, the MGSI Board of Advisors was formed to provide constant feedback and strategic vision. Currently a... Read more