Ohio Wesleyan's 2023-2024 Education Fellows include 17 first-year students selected for their high potential for success at OWU and their intention to become classroom teachers. (Photo by Jayson Blankenship '20)

2023-2024 Education Fellows

Ohio Wesleyan Taps 17 First-Year Students, Future Teachers for Competitive Program

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 17 students as 2023-2024 Education Fellows.

The four-year fellowships are awarded each year 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 preschool, elementary, middle, or high school level.

OWU's newest Education Fellows are:

  • Sophie Bohrer of New York, New York, who plans to study Elementary Education.
  • Vincent Eadicicco of Reading, Ohio, who plans to study Integrated Social Studies.
  • Annabel Fauver of Hudson, Ohio, who plans to study Inclusive Elementary Education.
  • Myles Foy of Downers Grove, Illinois, who plans to study Integrated Social Studies.
  • Gus Hamilton of Marysville, Ohio, who plans to study Integrated English Language Arts.
  • Gracelynn Hoggatt of Delaware, Ohio, who plans to study Visual Arts.
  • Abigail Kallay of Painesville, Ohio, who plans to study Elementary Education.
  • Catherine Kent of Saline, Michigan who plans to study Elementary Education.
  • Avery Krause of North Royalton, Ohio, who plans to study Integrated English Language Arts.
  • Ava Lockette of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, who plans to study Inclusive Elementary Education.
  • Tina Logan of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, who plans to study Integrated Social Studies.
  • Reese McCain of Milford Center, Ohio, who plans to study Visual Arts.
  • Cameron McKenzie of Dublin, Ohio, who plans to study Elementary Education.
  • Michael Nimrick of Solon, Ohio, who plans to study Integrated Social Studies.
  • Judith Ray of Worthington, Ohio, who plans to study Inclusive Elementary Education.
  • Julia Ryan of Delaware, Ohio, who plans to study Visual Arts.
  • Aubree Snyder of Bellefontaine, Ohio, who plans to study Integrated English Language Arts.

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 Inclusive Elementary Education (PreK-grade 6), Elementary Education (preK-grade 6), 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 Educator Preparation (CAEP). Learn more about the department at owu.edu/education.


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 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature experience, the OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to understand issues from multiple academic perspectives, volunteer in service to others, build a diverse and global perspective, and translate classroom knowledge into real-world experience through internships, research, and other hands-on learning. 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. Connect with OWU expert interview sources at owu.edu/experts or learn more at owu.edu.