Ashland University’s Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition

Ashland University’s Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition
AU Dauch College of Business and Economics students honored as Emerson Scholars this year were (front row, left to right) Esther Goodell, Vanessa Byers, Emerson Foundation retiree Paul McKnight, Dan Morell and Ewelina Siwik; and (back row, left to right): Michael Ward, Keagan Frey, Kyle Gerber, Trevor Reese, Holly Damron and Lauren Taylor.

4/18/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ten Emerson Scholars from Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics received recognition and a scholarship at the Emerson Scholar Awards luncheon held on the Ashland University campus.

This year’s group of ten students who will be seniors in the fall include Vanessa Byers, a marketing major from Loudonville, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Loudonville High School; Holly Damron, an accounting major from New London, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of New London High School; Keagn Frey, a marketing major from Bellevue, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Bellevue High School; Kyle Gerber, a supply chain management and business management major from Winesburg, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Hiland High School; Esther Goodell, a marketing major from Amherst, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Marion L. Steele High School; Dan Morell, a supply chain management and business management major from Brecksville, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Brecksville Broadview High School; Trevor Resse, a finance major from Lisbon, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of David Anderson High School; Ewelina Siwik, an international business major from Streetsboro, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Streetsboro High School; Lauren Taylor, a marketing major from Wooster, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Wooster High School; and Michael Ward, a finance major from Lexington, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Lexington High School.

“We feel very privileged to have the Emerson Scholars Program in the Dauch College of Business and Economic,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College. “The program benefits our seniors in many different ways. In addition to providing the extra financial assistance for their senior year, it also helps the students network with some of the senior managers from the company and learn about possible career opportunities with the company.”

Paul McKnight, retired senior vice president for organizational planning at the Emerson Foundation, said, “Successful companies must have the right talent in the right place at the right time if they expect to win in the global marketplace. Because advancing people is a top priority at Emerson, we created the Emerson Scholars Program in the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University.”

A $175,000 initial grant from the Emerson Foundation funded the creation of the Emerson Scholars Program in 2007 and the program was renewed in 2013 and was just renewed this year for another five years. “Emerson Scholars” are selected annually and McKnight said there have been 109 Emerson Scholars selected at AU through the years, including this year.  

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###

 

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