The holidays are approaching and we all know what that means: scurrying to buy all the right gifts, attending holiday parties, decorating the house and did we mention buying gifts? The holidays are the perfect time to give the very special gift of Nourish to your loved ones. Contributions equip communities with the tools they need to pull themselves out of poverty and shape students into lifelong leaders of change. In spirit of the holiday season, this month we will be featuring some of the generous individuals who decided to Give the Gift of Nourish.
Meet Clay Whybark, a Macon G. Patton Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina Kenan Flager School of Business. He is an expert in the area of manufacturing, specifically supply chain management, manufacturing planning, and control systems. He worked with the Boeing Company and Douglas Aircraft and has served as a consultant to numerous corporate and governmental organizations around the world. He is a fellow and a past president of the International Society for Inventory and is a fellow and distinguished global leader of the Pan Pacific Business Association.
“My wife Neva and I have been involved with Nourish International since it was started on the University of North Carolina’s campus in Chapel Hill. Sindhura Citineni (a founder of the organization) was in a class I was teaching when the rice and bean lunches were first served. The spectacular growth of Nourish is a testimony to the attractiveness of social entrepreneurship to the current generation of college students. This is particularly exciting as the projects that the students undertake change lives. Not just the lives of the beneficiaries of the projects, but the lives of the students as well. In addition the students work with partner organizations in the countries where they conduct their activities. This provides these organizations and the students valuable contacts and exposure. We are delighted to be able to help such wonderful young men and women gain the experience of helping others.”