Ohio Wesleyan’s 2022-2023 Economics Management Fellows include 14 first-year students. Front row from left: Graci Semptimphelter, Giovanna Lacarrubba, Areli Hernandez, Madelyn Seibel, and Shannon O’Malley. Back row from left: Anna Haines, Ben Staggers, Aiden Veerjee, Garrett Smith, Rowan Kriebel, and Jack Canada. Not pictured: Brady Cormier, Julia Hearne, and Salma Khettat. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

2022-2023 Economics Management Fellows

Ohio Wesleyan Selects 14 First-Year Students for Competitive University Program

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 14 first-year students as its 2022-2023 Economics Management Fellows. The competitive, four-year fellowships are awarded each fall by OWU’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.

The fellows are selected based on their high potential for success at Ohio Wesleyan and their interest in business-related studies. OWU’s newest Economics Management Fellows (EMFs) and their academic interests are:

  • Jack Canada of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, who plans to study Finance Economics and International Business.
  • Brady Cormier of Waterboro, Maine, who plans to study Business Administration and Economics.
  • Anna Haines of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, who plans to study Accounting and Education.
  • Julia Hearne of Chatham, New Jersey, who plans to study Environmental Studies and Business Administration.
  • Areli Hernandez of Menlo Park, California, who plans to study Business Administration and International Business.
  • Salma Khettat of Columbus, Ohio, who plans to study Business Administration and Finance Economics.
  • Rowan Kriebel of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, who plans to study Business Administration and Astronomy.
  • Giovanna Lacarrubba of Asuncion, Paraguay, who plans to study Finance Economics and Business Administration.
  • Shannon O'Malley of Ashville, Ohio, who plans to study Pre-Law and International Studies.
  • Madelyn Seibel of Ontario, Ohio, who plans to study General Zoology and Pre-Professional Zoology.
  • Graci Semptimphelter of Franklin, Tennessee, who plans to study Business Administration and Spanish.
  • Garrett Smith of Fishers, Indiana, who plans to study Business Administration and Finance Economics.
  • Ben Staggers of Greencastle, Indiana, who plans to study Business Administration and International Business.
  • Aiden Veerjee of Johnstown, Ohio, who plans to study Economics and Data Analytics.

To be considered for the fellowship program, students must indicate an interest in economics, business administration, management (marketing or finance), accounting, or international business on their OWU applications; have high-school records that indicate a potential for high achievement at Ohio Wesleyan; and complete personal interviews with Department of Economics and Business faculty.

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

In the second year of the program, students take a faculty-escorted study trip to a major U.S. city, such as New York, where they meet with distinguished Ohio Wesleyan alumni and other professionals working in the city in business or government.

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


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