Research opportunities provided by The OWU Connection have given Ohio Wesleyan the leg up to earn national awards and acceptance into prestigious graduate programs.
Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Alyssa Richter ’17
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 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.
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
Majors: 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
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.