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IMG_2418Carroll College currently has the honor of hosting a group of Japanese students for two weeks through ACCESS, an international student exchange program. The Japanese students had the opportunity to learn about WorldMontana in a presentation by Executive Director Sasha Fendricks and Board member Ron Lukenbill. On another day WorldMontana took the students to BisonQuest Guest Ranch to experience a wild Montana bison herd. At the end of the visit, the Japanese students sat down to a meal that they had cooked alongside the Ranch staff.
Alexandra (Sasha) Fendrick will take over WorldMontana’s Executive Director position beginning in October 2016. Our former ED, Ellen Bush, has decided to step down to pursue more adventures. Ellen has been a crucial partner to WorldMontana since 2013 when she was a host, then became the ED October of 2014. Sasha became part of WorldMontana as a volunteer board member three years ago, then stepped down last January to become a program coordinator in the WorldMontana offices. Sasha and Ellen have worked side-by-side over the past two years, welcoming over 16 international groups just in 2016 alone. The board of directors selected Sasha for the position last month and are very confident she will be a great fit because of all her years of involvement and working together with Ellen for a few years. Sasha comes from Novosibibirsk, Western Siberia in the Russian Federation and brings warmth and familiarity to the international visitors who experience culture shock during their visit to America. We look forward to all the plans and ideas that Sasha has to bring to the table for WorldMontana and Ellen will be missed.