Press Release

August 30, 2023 | By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2023-2024 Economics Management Fellows include 22 first-year students. Front row from left: Gabriel Eberhard, Nathan Combs, Quinn Coughlan, Wade Beckstrom, and Christian Begg. Back row from left: Nia Barjatya, Lily Delahoussaye, Frankie Nuss, Ellie Benson, Evaleigh Garnett, Araceli Allo, Brianna Montgomery, Haley Young, Graham Stadtler, Madinah Binraymond, Andrew Mosman, Jaden Hacking, Aidan Flowers, and Elsa Hoam. Not pictured: Connor Asbury, Jacob Lowery, and Jacob Williams. (Photo by John Hulkenberg)

2023-2024 Economics Management Fellows

Ohio Wesleyan Selects 22 First-Year Students for Competitive University Program

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 22 first-year students as its 2023-2024 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 hometowns are:

  • Araceli Allo of Asunción, Paraguay
  • Connor Asbury of Columbus, Ohio
  • Nia Barjatya of Indore/Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Wade Beckstrom of Devon, Pennsylvania
  • Christian Begg of Powell, Ohio
  • Ellie Benson of Enon, Ohio
  • Madinah Binraymond of Columbus, Ohio
  • Nathan Combs of Milford Center, Ohio
  • Quinn Coughlan of Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Lily Delahoussaye of Sugar Land, Texas
  • Gabriel Eberhard of Marengo, Ohio
  • Aidan Flowers of Randolph, New Jersey
  • Evaleigh Garnett of Delaware, Ohio
  • Jaden Hacking of Perry, Ohio
  • Elsa Hoam of Fredericktown, Ohio
  • Jacob Lowery of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Brianna Montgomery of Gibsonburg, Ohio
  • Andrew Mosman of Springfield, Virginia
  • Francesca “Frankie” Nuss of Columbus, Ohio
  • Graham Stadtler III of Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Jacob Williams of Shelby, Ohio
  • Haley Young of Grove City, Ohio

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 are assigned 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 receive a special academic scholarship during their first three semesters and 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 and

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