2021-2022 Accounting Fellow
Dynasty Burchett Selected for Competitive Ohio Wesleyan University Program
By Cole Hatcher
DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University junior Dynasty Burchett has been selected for the school’s competitive 2021-2022 Accounting Fellows Program, giving her access to enhanced internship, research, and other opportunities.
Burchett is an accounting major from Yulee, Florida, who hopes to become an accountant for an international hotel chain after graduating in May 2022. A Battling Bishop women’s soccer player, Burchett transferred to Ohio Wesleyan in fall 2020.
“I chose Ohio Wesleyan because of the fun environment and the feeling of a big campus but still had small class sizes,” she said.
The Accounting Fellows Program is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. The center seeks to enhance academic programs and provide real-world opportunities to create future generations of business and world leaders.
“The Accounting Fellows Program provides academic and professional opportunities for students to develop their accounting and critical-thinking skills beyond the classroom and beyond just numbers,” said Justin P. Breidenbach, MAcc, CPA, CFE, associate professor of accounting. “Students participating in this program gain firsthand experience into how they can develop themselves into leaders and communicate financial information effectively to provide value to others.”
Students selected as Accounting Fellows participate in faculty-escorted study trips funded by The Woltemade Center to locations that have significance to the study and practice of accounting.
They also complete at least one accounting internship and research project. The research consists of an independent study or directed reading supervised by an OWU professor and either an outside accountant or finance professional approved by The Woltemade Center. The fellows document their experiences to show how they connect to theories covered in class.
In addition, Accounting Fellows complete an external professional development activity, such as an accounting competition, leadership program or conference, or business tour.
Finally, they apply for student membership in both the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to ensure they understand the evolving roles and responsibilities of professional accountants.
Learn more about the Accounting Fellows Program and The Woltemade Center and at owu.edu/woltemade, more about the Department of Economics and Business at owu.edu/economics, and more about studying accounting at Ohio Wesleyan at owu.edu/accounting.
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 undergraduate majors than many universities its size and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at owu.edu.