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Economic Management Fellows 2022-2023

Ohio Wesleyan selects 14 freshmen for competitive college program

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 14 freshmen as 2022-2023 Economic Management Scholars. The four-year competitive scholarships are awarded each fall by OWU’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.

Scholars are selected based on their high potential for success at Ohio Wesleyan and their interest in business-related studies. OWU’s new Economic Management Fellows (EMF) and their academic interests are:

  • James Canada from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, who plans to study financial economics and international business.
  • Brady Cormier from Waterboro, Maine, who plans to study business administration and economics.
  • Anna Haines from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, who plans to study accounting and education.
  • Julia Hearn from Chatham, New Jersey, who plans to study environmental studies and business administration.
  • Areli Hernandez from Menlo Park, California, who plans to study business administration and international trade.
  • Salma Khettat from Columbus, Ohio, who plans to study business administration and financial economics.
  • Rowan Kriebel from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, who plans to study business administration and astronomy.
  • Giovanna Lacarrubba from Asuncion, Paraguay, who plans to study financial economics and business administration.
  • Shannon O’Malley from Ashville, Ohio, who plans to study pre-law and international studies.
  • Madelyn Seibel from Ontario, Ohio, who plans to study general zoology and pre-professional zoology.
  • Graci Semptimphelter from Franklin, Tennessee, who plans to study business administration and Spanish.
  • Garrett Smith from Fishers, Indiana, who plans to study business administration and financial economics.
  • Ben Staggers from Greencastle, Indiana, who plans to study business administration and international trade.
  • Aiden Veerjee from Johnstown, Ohio, who plans to study economics and data analytics.

To be considered for the scholarship program, students must indicate an interest in economics, business administration, management (marketing or finance), accounting, or international business in their OWU applications; have high school records that indicate high potential for success at Ohio Wesleyan; and comprehensive personal interviews with faculty in the Department of Economics and Business.

Being selected for the EMF program ensures that first-year students receive an economics and business academic advisor, receive second-year or junior peer-mentors in first-year, and are matched with professional mentors as seniors.

Fellows are also registered for a first-year seminar reserved for them. The seminar is team-taught by the entire Economics and Business faculty, helping students build relationships quickly with their new professors.

In the second year of the program, students go on a faculty-accompanied study trip to a major U.S. city, such as New York, where they meet prominent Ohio Wesleyan alumni and other professionals. working in the city in business or government.

Learn more about the Woltemade Center, Department of Economics and Business, and Economics Management Fellows program at Ohio Wesleyan at owu.edu/woltemade and owu.edu/economics.


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