Press Release

Economics Management Fellows

September 13, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2017-2018 Class of Economics Management Fellows includes 15 first-year students selected for the high potential for success at OWU and their interest in business-related studies. (Photo by Brian Rellinger)

Ohio Wesleyan Announces Students Selected for 2017-2018 Program 

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Economics and Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship have selected 15 students as 2017-2018 Economics Management Fellows. 

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

  • Sophia Ahmed of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Evan Cook of Long Beach, California.
  • Lucas Cooper of Hurricane, West Virginia.
  • Jack Funderburg of Westerville, Ohio.
  • Maia Garbett of Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Kaitlyn Gilson of Norwalk, Ohio.
  • Alana Guzman of El Paso, Texas.
  • Barak Hernandez-Pellerito of Burton, Michigan.
  • Turner Johnson of Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Chevy Kelly of Delaware, Ohio.
  • Will King of West Liberty, Ohio.
  • Emily McKinley of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
  • Brittany Miller of Lewis Center, Ohio.
  • Grayson Shadrick of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
  • Samantha Winkler of Mason, Ohio.

Being selected for the competitive EMF program ensures the fellows – all first-year students – receive an academic advisor from the Economics 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 Department, helping the students to quickly build relationships with their new professors. 

In addition, the fellows receive a fully paid, faculty-escorted study trip to New York City after spring semester. The trip includes visits to the New York Federal Reserve and New York Stock Exchange, as well as meetings with distinguished Ohio Wesleyan alumni and professionals in business and government. 

To be considered for the EMF program, prospective 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 Department faculty. 

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


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