Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan Announces Inaugural Class of Accounting Fellows

March 13, 2017 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University is announcing its first group of Accounting Fellows. The program is part of OWU's Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship housed here in the R.W. Corns Building. (Photo by Paul Molitor)

Initiative Provides Students with Enhanced Internship, Research Opportunities

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship at Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 11 students as 2017-2018 Accounting Fellows. Being selected for the competitive program gives the fellows access to enhanced internship, research, and other opportunities.

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2017-2018 Accounting Fellows are:

  • Madeleine Juszynski of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Erin Kelley of Delaware , Ohio.
  • Caitlin Maggio of Rochester, New York.
  • Lyndsay McMullen of Galion, Ohio.
  • Christiana Migliacci of Rancho Cucamonga, California.
  • Hilary Quinn of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Rachell Resnik of Perrysburg, Ohio.
  • Brady Roesch of Worthington, Ohio.
  • Allisa Schuller of Mansfield, Ohio.
  • Luke Tompkins of East Falmouth, Massachusetts.
  • Sophie Winegard of Westerville, Ohio.

“This program will provide opportunities for students to further develop their accounting, leadership, critical-thinking, and communication skills beyond the classroom,” Justin P. Breidenbach, assistant professor of accounting, said when the program was announced. “The accounting environment is constantly evolving and higher-order thinking skills are being demanded more than ever from graduates and accounting professionals.”

Students selected as Accounting Fellows will participate in faculty-escorted study trips funded by The Woltemade Center to domestic and international locations that have significance to the study and practice of accounting.

In addition, they will complete at least one accounting internship and research project. The research will consist 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. Fellows will document their experiences to show how they connect to theories covered in class.

Accounting Fellows also will complete an external professional development activity, such as an accounting competition, leadership program or conference, or business tour. Finally, they will be required to sign-up for student membership in both the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center at www.owu.edu/woltemade, more about the Department of Economics at www.owu.edu/economics, and more about the accounting major and minor at www.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 nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.