Press Release

2018-2019 Economics Management Fellows

September 7, 2018 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2018-2019 Class of Economics Management Fellows includes 20 first-year students selected for the high potential for success at OWU and their interest in business-related studies. (Photo by Reilly Wright ’20)

Ohio Wesleyan Announces First-Year Students Selected for Prestigious Program

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 20 students as 2018-2019 Economics Management Fellows.

The four-year fellowships are awarded each fall by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Economics and by the university’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.

OWU’s newest Economics Management Fellows (EMFs) are:

  • Chase Agin of Blacklick, Ohio.
  • Kofi Ansah-Tutu of Lewis Center, Ohio.
  • Max Beard of Palo Alto, California.
  • Cooper Berry of Middlefield, Connecticut.
  • Brooklynn Buck of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Nick Canitia of Chesterland, Ohio.
  • Hanna Cao of Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China.
  • Jack Damon of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
  • Gram Dick of Bucyrus, Ohio.
  • Jacob Dodds of Marysville, Ohio.
  • Chase Dusek of McKinney, Texas.
  • Taylor Floyd of Wilton, Connecticut.
  • Jack Foley of North Potomac, Maryland.
  • Collin Kimbrough of Westerville, Ohio.
  • Ashleigh Leonard of Lewis Center, Ohio.
  • Grace McDonald of State College, Pennsylvania.
  • Lucas Nathanson of Needham, Massachusetts.
  • Joey Patterson of Marysville, Ohio.
  • Katie Priest of Lewis Center, Ohio.
  • Abel Woldu of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Being selected for the competitive EMF program ensures the fellows – all first-year students – receive an academic advisor from the Economics Department, receive sophomore or junior peer-mentors as freshmen, and are paired with professional mentors as seniors. 

Fellows also are enrolled in a first-year seminar open only to them. The seminar is team-taught by the entire Economics Department, helping the students to quickly build relationships with their new professors. 

In addition, the fellows receive a fully paid, faculty-escorted study trip to New York City after spring semester. The trip includes visits to the New York Federal Reserve and New York Stock Exchange, as well as meetings with distinguished Ohio Wesleyan alumni and professionals in business and government. 

To be considered for the EMF program, prospective students must indicate an interest in studying economics, business administration management, marketing, finance, accounting, or international business on their OWU applications, have high-school records and/or SAT or ACT scores that indicate a potential for high achievement at Ohio Wesleyan, and complete personal interviews with Economics Department faculty.

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Economics Department, Woltemade Center, and Economics Management Fellows program at www.owu.edu/economics and www.owu.edu/woltemade.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.