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August 26, 2019 | By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2019-2020 Education Fellows include 13 first-year students selected for the high potential for success at OWU and intention to become a classroom teacher. (Photo by Paul Molitor)

2019-2020 Education Fellows

Ohio Wesleyan Announces First-Year Students, Future Teachers Selected for Prestigious Program

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 13 students as 2019-2020 Education Fellows.

The four-year fellowships are awarded each fall by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Education to first-year students with a high potential for success at the university and a stated interest in teaching at the pre-school, elementary, middle, or high school level.

OWU’s newest Education Fellows are:

  • Lynette Camerlin of Lakewood, Ohio, studying early childhood education/special education.
  • Garrett Collins of Fairlawn, Ohio, studying early childhood education.
  • Samantha Fillar of Strongsville, Ohio, studying special education.
  • Phoebe Lightfoot of Cypress, Texas, studying adolescent to young adult English language arts.
  • Miranda Miller of Delaware, Ohio, studying early childhood education.
  • Lauren Montgomery of Newark, Ohio, studying early childhood education.
  • Natalie Moore of Westerville, Ohio, studying early childhood education.
  • Camryn Morin of Upper Arlington, studying early childhood education.
  • Drake Ogden of Powell, Ohio, studying adolescent to young adult social studies.
  • Corinne O'Reilly of Dublin, Ohio, studying early childhood education.
  • Ellie Redman of Dublin, Ohio, studying middle childhood education.
  • Megan Riley of Powell, Ohio, studying early childhood education.
  • Emma Tuel of Akron, Ohio, studying adolescent to young adult

The fellows also are selected in recognition of having demonstrated both leadership in high school and a passion for making the world better by educating its future citizens.

The benefits of being named an Education Fellow include receiving an OWU scholarship, mentoring from both upper-level Education Fellows and professors, and an invitation to participate in forums, field trips, and other career-related events.

Ohio Wesleyan offers education majors in Early Childhood Education (preK-grade 3), Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9), Special Education, and Integrated Science for Teachers. The university offers education minors in Adolescent to Young Adult Education (grades 7-12) and in Multi-Age Education (preK-grade 12), with specialization available in English language arts, social studies, and mathematics (7-12) as well as world languages, music, visual art, and drama (preK-12).

The OWU Department of Education is accredited in Ohio by the state Department of Education and nationally by the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Learn more about the department at

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