Class of 2019

Sabrina Amato

Delaware, OH
Biology, Spanish, and Pre-Medicine majors; HHK minor
Office of Admissions, Women’s Swim Team, Pre-SOMA Club, Lifeguard

Natalie Campbell

Apex, NC
Pre-Professional Zoology and Spanish majors; Chemistry and History minors
Senior Class Council, Modern Foreign Language Student Board, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Music Department Student Worker, Phi Sigma Iota, Women In Science, Mortar Board

What is a fun fact about you?

I am the 13th Bishop in my family!

Nina Carmichael-Tanaka

Saint Paul, MN
Neuroscience and Psychology majors
Women's Volleyball, Residential Assistant, Diving

What is a fun fact about you?

I traveled to Europe this summer for three weeks. 

Anna L. Davies

Saint Clairsville, OH
English major; History minor

Editorial Assistant for University Communications, Editor for The OWL, Kappa Kappa Gamma, English Department Student Board

Who is someone you look up to and why?

I look up to Bono from the band U2 because I admire his commitment to serving the world through his art. He was one of my biggest inspirations when I first started writing, and I try to make every piece I create matter for someone out there.

Genaye Ervin

Cleveland, OH

Business Administration and Human Health and Kinetics majors; Communications minor

Moderator of the House of Black Culture, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Black Student Union, Step & Dance Team, Sisters United.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I like to travel to different places across the world.

Holley Hickman

Kensington, MD

Politics and Government and Women's and Gender Studies majors

Kappa Kappa Gamma, Admissions Office Counselor Assistant, Orientation Leader, Politics and Government Student Board

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

My favorite thing about being in President’s Club is getting to learn from other leaders on campus!

 

Evan Hudgens

Granville, Ohio

Genetics major; Classics minor

Botany-Microbiology Club, Chi Phi

Who is someone you look up to, and why?

Taimur Iftihkar, he's the kind of person who embodies all of my ambitions with a can-do attitude and is always sure to put a smile on your face thanks to his amazing dad jokes.

Emma Lyndal Johnson

Canton, Georgia

Business Administration and English majors; International Studies minor

DECA, Kappa Alpha Theta

What is a fun fact about you?

I have a twin brother named Jake who attends Roanoke College in Salem, VA.

Harrison Nickels

Westerville, OH
BFA Studio Art and East Asian Studies majors
Anime Club

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan University?

It is a place of opportunity; nobody ever tells you that there is something you can't do.

Hannah Wargo

Medina, OH
Theatre and Politics & Government majors
Tree House, Leadership Fellow, Environment and Wildlife Club, Kappa Alpha Theta, Theta Alpha Phi, Wesleyan Players, Tour Guide/Student Ambassador, Student Photographer (Office of Communication), Accreditation Criteria Committee Member, Senior Class Council

Define yourself in three words: 

Driven, curious, caring

Benjamin Whitbourn

Norwich, United Kingdom
Pre-Medicine and Pre-Professional Zoology majors; Chemistry and Psychology minors
Phi Gamma Delta, Men's Swimming

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan University?

The diverse opportunities that are available.

Class of 2020

Maxwell Aaronson

Cape Cod, MA

Politics and Government

Men's Varsity Wrestling, WCSA, Phi Delta Theta

What is a fun fact about you?

I visited North Korea two summers ago on an Ohio Wesleyan subsidised travel learning course. 

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.

Iyana Buckmon

Temple Hills, MD
Psychology major
Black Student Union

Duncan Copeland

San Diego, CA

Finance Economics major; Accounting minor

Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji), Economics Management Fellow (EMF), Investment Club, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Society, Work-Study w/ Athletic Trainers

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan?

 I greatly enjoy the small class sizes. The professors can take the time to answer your questions and the instruction is more personalized. 

Taimur Iftikhar

Lahore, Pakistan

Data Analytics major; Computer Science and Economics minor

Campus Programming Board, Chi Phi

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

I like representing OWU at different presidential events because it's like my second home and it gives a me sense of belonging by showing my passion and love for this campus.

Raissa Kanku

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Politics & Government and French majors
Rafiki Wa Afrika, President Club, Lead Fellow, Politics and Government student board, OWU Merrick Mentor

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan University?

My favorite thing about OWU is how the professors guide students to strive for more in their educational life. In the beginning of my sophomore year I got the opportunity to be on a panel on regards to "Bridging the Generation Gap" at the Athens Democracy Forum in Greece. I participated in this program because my advisor, Dr. Ashley Biser, nominated me for it. Last February 2018, I presented on "South Africa's Fragile Democracy" at the Great Decision Talk Series in Delaware. Prof. James Franklin, one of my politics professors, reached out to me with regards to leading this talk. Having my professors see potential in me and providing me with a platform to enhance my politics knowledge within the real world is amazing. 

Speridoula “Elea” Karras

Bellbrook, OH
Business Administration and Psychology majors
Women's Basketball, Economic Management Fellow, Big Brother Big Sister, OWAC Representative

What is a fun fact about you?

I have a black Golden Doodle named Zeke!

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

Antonio Romanelli

Lewis Center, OH
Finance Economics major; Accounting minor
Men’s Soccer Team Captain, Economics Management Fellows, Accounting Fellows, Phi Gamma Delta, Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Council Member

What is your favorite thing about Ohio Wesleyan University? 

Being able to excel in academics and athletics without compromising success in either one. 

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. 

Noah Spicer

North Reading, MA
History and Politics & Government majors
Interfaith House, Men's Cross Country, Men's Track and Field, Baccalaureate Committee

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. 

Tia Karras

Dayton, OH

Exercise Science major; Spanish minor 

Women's Varsity Basketball Team, Global Scholars Program, Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Council, Honor's Program

What is a fun fact about you?

I have 5 different scuba diving certifications.

 

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.