A posting by Christine M. Ami, NCAP Grant Manager
Behind the NCAP there are some BUSI people.
BUSI is the nickname that the NCAP has been fondly using to organize Business BA students who are completing their senior year internship with our program. These Business Interns (aka BUSI) are responsible for the some of the inner workings of our program that support our Emerging Artisans and promote community outreach.
Malcolm Bob is in the process of creating a unique NCAP website, establishing social media presence, and designing a plan for the online consignment store.
Sharon Begay is studying the inner workings of Native American cultural arts auctions, working toward the hosting of two NCAP sponsored events: a Silent Auction to take place in June and a Rug Auction tentatively scheduled for late summer.
Falencia Brown is our newest intern and will be studying inventory systems as we create a check out system for our NCAP material and resource room.
In addition to their individualized objectives, the BUSI meet every Wednesday at 8:00am to discuss challenges and successes that we face throughout the week. We also get to bounce ideas off of each other. Just this past Wednesday we were evaluating draft NCAP logo designs sent to us by Graphic Designer Corey Begay. We are excited to be working with Corey, who also works with Salinas Bookshelf, and can’t wait to display our official logo in March at the Inauguration of our Lecture Series.
The BUSI also keep occupied working side by side with the Emerging Artisans. During NIS129: Navajo Cultural Arts Selling Practices, BASET faculty Medhat Farooque joined CDS faculty Martha Jackson in presenting business plans to the NCAC cohort. After their presentations, the BUSI got busy helping cohort members organize the groundwork for their potential businesses.
They may be BUSI but never too busy to stop and chat. So don’t forget to say “Yá’át’ééh” when you see Malcolm, Sharon, and Falencia and ask them about the latest NCAP happenings!