Research opportunities provided by The OWU Connection have given Ohio Wesleyan the leg up to earn national awards and acceptance into prestigious graduate programs.

Boston College School of Social Work

Samantha Cacciatore ’17
Major: Psychology
Samantha says: “I’m excited to take what I’ve learned from Ohio Wesleyan and apply it to my master’s program at Boston College.”
OWU Connection Experience: Semester study abroad in Cork, Ireland

Study Abroad

Boston University School of Theology

Dominic Mejia ’17
Major: Religion
Dominic says: “I am thankful for the diverse community at OWU that has helped refine me and how I understand my call.”
OWU Connection Experience: Research on Islamaphobia with Dr. Gunasti


Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine

Alyssa Richter ’17
Major: Zoology
Alyssa says: “I am excited to be heading to veterinary school next year, as it has been a goal I’ve been working toward for a long time.”
OWU Connection Experience: Research project on cell division with Dr. Hamill


Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Jessica Stanik ’17
Majors: Pre-Dentistry, Chemistry, and Music
Jessica says:Preparing for this next step has been something which I have put a lot of time, thought, and effort into, and I am very excited to have the chance to begin this new chapter.
OWU Connection Experience: Triple-major in sciences and music.


Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Cat Mechler ’17
Majors: Chemistry and Pre-Professional Zoology
Cat says: “I’m excited and ready to start my journey to become a pharmacist.”
OWU Connection Experience: Travel-Learning Course to Italy to study chemistry and art

Travel-Learning Courses

Ohio University

Holly Latteman ’17
Major: Zoology
Holly says: “I am so thankful to OWU for preparing me for my next opportunity!”
OWU Connection Experience: Conducting two research projects with the help of OWU professors and presenting that research at two conferences


Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Eric Baughman ’17
Majors: Pre-Professional Zoology and Pre-Medicine
Eric says: “I’m really thankful for all the great professors and opportunities afforded to me by OWU, especially my time at the Mayo Clinic, where I was part of a research lab looking into congenital heart diseases using stem cells.”
OWU Connection Experience: Theory-to-Practice Grant to help fund a research internship at the Mayo Clinic.

Theory-to-Practice Grants

University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

Beth Barnes ’17
Major: Pre-Professional Zoology
Beth says: “I am eager to start the next chapter and continue my education after my great experience at OWU.”
OWU Connection Experience: The Columbus Initiative and my StAP internship


University of Pennsylvania

Shaaref Shah ’17
Economics & Psychology
Shaaref says: “I feel honored and accomplished to be pursuing my passion in economics at an Ivy League school. I am very thankful to the OWU community.”
OWU Connection Experience: Internship with Bank of America in New York City


Yale Divinity School

Kiersten Payne ’17
Major: Religion
Kiersten says: “My long-term goal is to earn my Ph.D. in religion and teach at a university. I feel confident knowing that Ohio Wesleyan has prepared me well for further academic study.”
OWU Connection Experience: Theory-to-Practice Grant to study modern Christianity in Wittenberg, Germany.

Theory-to-Practice Grants