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Virtual Study-Abroad Technology Wins Award for Clemson

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Besides the pandemic, 2020 may also become known as the “virtual year” for all of the online meetings and other activity that took place.  And our next guest may have contributed to that moniker with an online tool that lets university students and faculty immerse themselves in realistic environments based on global cities and iconic historical and cultural sites. 

Mike Switzer interviews Kyle David Anderson, founder of VR Mondi, the recent winner of the 2020 Innovision Award for Education.  He joins us from his office at Clemson University.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.