A Week of Giving Back

When Carolina graduate Mike Markels first left Washington, D.C., to manage financial crises in emerging markets — first to Slovenia, then Bosnia and Thailand — he thought he’d keep traveling east until he ended up back in the United States.

But Markels, who earned a Master’s of Business Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1985, ultimately settled in Bangkok. There, the husband and father of two works as the co-founder of ASEAN LIFE Fund and enjoys serving as the co-chair of the Thailand Indochina Carolina Club – which beginning next week, will take part in the Tar Heel Day of Service by refurbishing rooms at local preschools.

Markels said the project is important to the club—which was formed last year—for reaching out to alumni in the area to connect with each other and give back to their community.

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