August 1, 2011
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Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

Students Conduct 'Business in Germany'

 

VALDOSTA -- Students from VSU’s Langdale College of Business Administration “Business in Germany” Study Abroad Program toured the Audi AG automobile assembly plant in Neckersulm, Germany on July 20.

This is the fourth year students with the study abroad program have toured the facility, which employs more than 13,000 people. This year’s trip included 21 students and two faculty members, Dr. Fred Ware and Dr. David Kuhlmeier.

The trip included a unique experience, as the students got the opportunity to participate in a special photo shoot.

As they approached the plant site entrance, they spotted several people gathered around a bright yellow 2012 Lamborghini Spyder. The students were surprised to find that the car belonged to Senator Helmut Aurenz, who had made a special effort meet the students at the plant that morning.

The official Audi photographer took several photos of the study abroad group with Aurenz, made copies and presented them to each of the students and faculty members.

A long time supporter of VSU, Aurenz is the founder of ASB Greenworld, a global agricultural fertilizer business, which has a facility in Valdosta. He is a member of both the Audi and Lamborghini boards of directors and has arranged opportunities for students to tour the Audi factory since 2008.