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Summer Institute 08: Recap and Pics | Nourish International

August 18, 2008 | Posted in Summer Institute | By


The Nourish Summer Institute ran August 8th through the 12th in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The purpose of the Institute was to train our Chapter Leaders for the challenges they’ll face as they raise money, contact partners and implement projects on their campus in the coming year.  An added benefit to the training was the opportunity to gather an awesome group of people with a similar mission and work on it together.

Students at the Institute heard expert speakers on the topics of Global Poverty, Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship and training sessions on how to select partners, projects and how to run ventures on campus.

Most of the Institute was centered around the “Chapter Start-up Challenge,” where attendees were split into groups to prepare mock plans for a chapter in the coming year.  This activity gave Chapter Leaders the opportunity to put into practice the lessons taught to them by the speakers they heard on previous days.

The Chaper Start-up Challenge Winners

The Chaper Start-up Challenge Winners

The winners of the Challenge (pictured above) were Katherine Reiter of Emory University, Arvind Nagarajan of Yale University and Priya Khatri of Duke University.   They wrote a plan for Emory University, one of our first year chapters.


While many people pitched in to make the institute happen, some went above and beyond the call of duty.  Stephanie Liu, Carlyn Cowen  (pictured above) and Chloe Bacon, summer interns in the National Office, were the logisitical backbone of the Institute.


Additionally, we’d like to thank all of our speakers, sponsors and volunteers.  We couldn’t have done it without you!


Christopher Gergen
Virginia Carson
Dr. Jonathon Weiler
Lennon Flowers
Dr. Christopher Kigongo
Alyson Zandt
Sandra Hinderliter
Josh Gresham
Dr. Jim Johnson
Tommy Thekkekandam
Josh Lee
Ryan Allis
Jud Bowman
Sindhura Citineni


UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Mona Verde Productions
Chapel Hill Restaurant Group
Holiday Inn Chapel Hill
Alfredo’s Pizza
Bagels on the Hill
Barbecue Joint
Bear Rock Cafe
Boston Market
California Pizza Kitchen
Caribou Coffee on East Franklin Street
Carolina Brewery
Carolina Inn
Carolina Livery
Coldstone Creamery
Elmo’s Diner
Farrington Inn
Food Lion
Great Harvest Bread Company
Harris Teeter at University Mall
Harris Teeter in Carrboro
Harris Teeter at Chapel Hill North
India Palace
The Laughing Turtle
Loco Pops
The Loop
Mediterranean Deli
Tandoor Indian Restaurant
Top of the Hill Restaurant
Trader Joe’s
UNC Memorial Hall
UNC Student Stores
Whole Foods in Chapel Hill


Katie Byerly
Kamal Menghrajani
Jessie Schmitz
Robin Muller
Bob Zandt
Diana Zandt
Elizabeth Szypulski
Hootan Ebi
Sarah Hatcher
Monica Palmeira
Trevor Scobey
Mary Ellen Pearce
Linda Lang
Eric Lang
Nadege Delake
Pauline Middleton
Park Allis
Aisha Amuda
Stephanie Craycroft
Erica Pressley
Marion Boulicault

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