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2019-2020 Economics Management Fellows

August 22, 2019 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2019-2020 Economics Management Fellows include 14 first-year students selected for their high potential for success at OWU and their interest in business-related studies. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

Ohio Wesleyan Announces First-Year Students Selected for Prestigious Program

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 14 first-year students as its 2019-2020 Economics Management Fellows. The benefits of being a fellow include a fully paid, faculty-escorted study trip to New York City after spring semester.

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

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

  • Danny Baker of Petaluma, California, who plans to study business, psychology, and sociology-anthropology.
  • Sydney Blain of Ashville, Ohio, who plans to study business and psychology.
  • Katie Doiron of Monument, Colorado, who plans to study business and politics and government.
  • Karabo Dunbar of Champaign, Illinois, who plans to study business, economics, chemistry, and pre-medicine.
  • Ryan Ebeling of Dublin, Ohio, who plans to study business administration with a concentration in marketing and education.
  • Grace Egan of Ridgefield, Connecticut, who plans to study business administration and communication.
  • Andrew Gallogly of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, who plans to study business administration and history.
  • Allison McWilliams of New Straitsville, Ohio, who plans to study business administration and biology.
  • Bella Pardi of Columbus, Ohio, who plans to study business administration.
  • Logan Pfeiffer of Kent, Ohio, who plans to study business administration with a concentration in marketing.
  • Dalton Rice of Caldwell, Ohio, who plans to study business, pre-law, and psychology.
  • Elizabeth Rohrs of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, who plans to study business administration and fine arts.
  • Brittani Stiltner of Tiffin, Ohio, who plans to study international business and foreign languages.
  • Wyatt Wells of Marion, Ohio, who plans to study economics and pre-engineering.

Being selected for the competitive EMF program ensures the first-year students receive an academic adviser from the Economics and Business 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 and Business Department, helping the students to quickly build relationships with their new professors. 

In addition, during their study trip to New York City, they will visit the New York Federal Reserve and New York Stock Exchange, and meeting 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 and Business Department faculty.

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Economics and Business 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.