Jamison Greene has been awarded the inaugural Earl Carter Fellowship by the University of Notre Dame’s Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child’s (GC-DWC) Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) team. The Earl Carter Fellowship is the GC-DWC’s newest designation to honor the life and legacy of Earl Carter, a longtime friend and advocate of the GC-DWC’s Haiti Salt Project, a social enterprise initiative.
After a 32-year career with the Navy, Earl Carter retired and transitioned to a faculty role at Notre Dame as the Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Special Projects in the College of Science where he was drawn to the Haiti Salt Project for its commitment to improving the lives and health of Haitians. Earl was personally and passionately committed to helping the people of Haiti through the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis and the prevention of Iodine Deficiency Disorders. His selfless and unsung efforts impacted the lives of millions and the course of a nation.
Commemorating Earl’s lifetime of leadership spent ministering in Christ’s name, every year the GC-DWC’s social enterprise team will award the fellowship to an outstanding Notre Dame student who has shown a distinct commitment to leveraging a social enterprise model to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to address gaps in child and youth development. The fellowship provides an opportunity for awardees to apply their coursework in a meaningful, real-world setting while receiving guidance from a team of social enterprise leaders.
As the inaugural recipient of the Earl Carter Fellowship, Jamison (‘Jamie’) embodies the spirit and drive of Earl Carter.
Originally from Madison, CT, Jamie is an MBA and Master of Global Affairs dual-degree candidate studying business analytics, strategy, economic development, international business, and social entrepreneurship. Prior to Notre Dame, Jamie worked in finance and international development for seven years. He served as an agriculture business advisor with the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa, partnering with smallholder cashew farmers, the Ghana Ministry of Agriculture, and non-governmental organizations to increase crop yields, improve financial literacy, and demonstrate value-adding activities such as beekeeping and cashew apple juicing. Prior to his Peace Corps service, Jamie worked as a senior financial analyst in corporate financial planning and analysis, supply chain management, and government finance roles. After completing his dual-degree, Jamie’s goal is to pursue a career in international development consulting with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
“Jamie is the ideal candidate for the Earl Carter Fellowship given his and Earl’s shared commitment to serving the marginalized segments of society,” shared Chip Wirth, senior advisor to the SEI. “Jamie’s service in Ghana through the Peace Corps where he worked to create economic opportunities for the community in which he lived, and now his commitment to furthering economic opportunities for the people of Haiti through the SEI continues to reflect the life and legacy of Earl. It is fitting that Jamie has received this award honoring Earl.”