Class of 2020

Benjamin Arnold

Tiffin, OH

Neuroscience, Pre-Medicine majors; Chemistry, Psychology minors. 

Chi Phi, Omicron Kappa Delta, Order of Omega, Phi Society, Pre-Health Club, Pre-SOMA Club, Residential Life Staff.

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan?

My favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan is that it is really a home away from home.  I've been blessed with leadership responsibilities, clinical experiences, and research opportunities while being able to foster an amazing support system of both like-minded and diverse students and faculty.  I feel confident OWU most effectively meets my needs as a student while preparing me for the medical field.

Iman Nasir Ashraf

Iyana Buckmon

Temple Hills, MD
Psychology major
Black Student Union

Cheyenne Hall

Colin Hawes

Dylan Paul Hays

Addie Mannino

Ismail Ozgenc

Nicosia, North Cyprus

Molecular Neuroscience and Pre-Med majors; Chemistry minor

Pre-Health, Pre-SOMA, Alpha Sigma Phi, Residential life, Big Brothers Big Sisters

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan University?

Diversity, the liberal arts education it provides, and all the opportunities such as the OWU Connection.


Hope Poolos

Sylvania, OH
Health and Human Kinetics: General major, Psychology minor
Women’s Lacrosse Team, Delta Gamma Sorority, President's Club, HHK Student Board

What is a fun fact about you?

I was born in Colorado and learned to ski at the age of 2.5

Taylor Shinaberry

Bethesda, MD

Special Education major

Lead Fellows, Education Fellows, member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Summer Orientation Leader, Fall Camp Leader

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan University?

My favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan is the opportunity I have received in becoming the first ever Special Education major! It's an exciting time working with the Education Department on developing the academic course, and I can't wait to help other OWU students interested in this path. 

Brandon Stevens

Louisville, OH

English Literature, French majors; Theatre, Medieval Studies minors

PRIDE, French Club, The Babbling Bishops, Wesleyan Players, The International Queer Film Festival, Sigma Tau Delta

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan University?

I've really enjoyed all the engaging classes I've had the opportunity to take and the wonderful professors who teach them! I love that OWU has offered me the opportunity to study all the things that interest me.



Class of 2021

Alana Guzman

El Paso, TX

International Studies and Economics major; Philosophy minor

Model United Nations, College Democrats

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan University?

My favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan is the community, because it helps create a dynamic and fun atmosphere where students can grow and learn.

Makena Hayes

Twinsburg, OH

Pre-Professional Zoology and Environmental Science majors

Women's Rugby Team, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

What is a fun fact about you?

I traveled to Tanzania this summer as part of a travel learning course. 

Lena Ison

Sharayne "Shay" Manuela

Utrecht, the Netherlands

Communication major

Honors Program, Black Student Union Public Relations Chair, Office of Financial Aid Student Worker, Journalism and Communication Student Board, Cheerleading, Office of Admissions Tour Guide Leader, House of Black Culture

Who is someone you look up to, and why?

My mother, for teaching me to set no limitations on my own capabilities, work hard, and to let my passion drive my profession.

Madeleine "Maddie" Matos

Gahannah, Ohio

Journalism and History majors; Classics minor

Circle K Publicity Chair, Transcript A&E Editor, Newman, Presidents Club

What is your favorite thing about being a member of President's Club?

I enjoy being a liaison between the university president and campus community, as we all live and work together so we all need to be able to get along and express our ideas and issues to one another.

Alexandra Mukami Wamalwa

Nairobi, Kenya

Biology major; chemistry minor

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Black Student Union Communication Relations, Rafiki wa Afrika

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan?

There are a variety of opportunities available and the staff is always looking to help you pursue any of them. 

Samantha Winkler

Cincinnati, OH

Business Administration-Management major; Spanish minor

Kappa Kappa Gamma, Circle K, Hillel, Economics Management Fellowship Program & Student Board, Economics peer tutor, student grader

Who is someone you look up to, and why?

I look up to my sister Tammy, who graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 2013. She was involved in many things that I am involved in, and I'm also in the same sorority as her. My sister has taught me the value of integrity, self-confidence, and determination.


Class of 2022

Hanna Cao

Chase Reinert

Ellie Shoemaker