Riley Selected to Represent Morehouse College in Europe During 2010 Spring Tour

Herman L. Riley, III
Herman L. Riley, III

The Morehouse College Division of Business Administration and Economics is proud to announce its 2010 Annual Spring Tour.

Eighteen of the College’s best students, accompanied by seven faculty and staff members, will travel to London, England, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Dublin, Ireland from March 4, 2010-March 12, 2010. Among the students will be Herman Riley, III, a Savannah native, and Senior at the College.

Students will have the opportunity to interact with senior level management of major international corporations, such as Google and Goldman Sachs, and to examine their domestic and foreign operations. Selecting students from a pool of highly qualified candidates was a difficult process for the selection committee. After being nominated by faculty members, the students wrote research papers describing the British Isles economies and their reaction to the “Great Recession”.

From this pool of qualified students, selection was based on grade point average, scholastic honor, distinction, and extracurricular involvement.

The eighteen students who were ultimately chosen are only a sample of the high caliber of students that Morehouse produces. These students major in Economics and Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing.

The Spring Tour was developed and implemented in 1982 by Dr. James Hefner. It was taken international in 1985 by Dr. John Williams and nurtured until 2007 by the late Benjamin P. McLaurin, Director of Career Counseling & Placement.

The purpose of the tour has evolved to exposing Morehouse students to business customs and practices and to assist them in paralleling foreign customs and practices with domestic ones.

Since its origin, students from all areas in the Division and other related disciplines have been allowed to participate in the Tour.

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