Press Release

2020-2021 Economics Management Fellows

September 24, 2020 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan Announces First-Year Students Selected for Competitive University Program

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Ohio Wesleyan’s 2020-2021 Economics Management Fellows include 16 first-year students selected for their high potential for success at OWU and interest in business-related studies. (Photo by Mark Schmitter)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 16 first-year students as its 2020-2021 Economics Management Fellows.

The competitive, four-year fellowships are awarded each fall by OWU’s Department of Economics and Business and by its Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.

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

  • Shanzay Ali of Boise, Idaho, who intends to major in finance economics and minor in accounting.
  • Ethan Berkovitz of Solon, Ohio, who intends to major in quantitative economics and minor in finance.
  • Anna Court of Galion, Ohio, who intends to major in accounting or economics.
  • Jeremy Dao of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, who intends to major in economics management.
  • Jamison Ellis of Uniontown, Ohio, who intends to major in finance economics.
  • Kolby Kuykendall of San Dimas, California, who intends to major in politics and government and minor in accounting.
  • Vincent Larente of Phoenix, Arizona, who intends to major in business administration with a focus on marketing.
  • Rachel Madore of Lexington, Ohio, who intends to double major in economics and vocal performance.
  • Amanda Momany of Toledo, Ohio, who intends to major in accounting.
  • Alex Mullins of Mount Vernon, Ohio, who intends to major in finance economics.
  • Duncan Munro of West End, North Carolina, who intends to major in finance economics.
  • Nate Oke of Shelby Township, Michigan, who intends to major in pre-dental and minor in business.
  • Emma Pennisi of Fairfield, Ohio, who intends to major in accounting.
  • Sam Sellman of Dublin, Ohio, who intends to major in finance economics.
  • Dom Smith of Marysville, Ohio, who intends to select a major that focuses on logistics.
  • Elliot Spicer of Newark, Ohio, who intends to major in international business.

To be considered for the fellowship program, 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.

Being selected for the 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, they traditionally have taken a faculty-escorted study trip to New York City, with potential visits to the New York Federal Reserve and New York Stock Exchange, as well as meetings with distinguished Ohio Wesleyan alumni and professionals working in the city in business and government.

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 24 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.