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Ashland University Business Students Receive CMA Scholarships

Ashland University Business Students Receive CMA Scholarships

Two Ashland University students have been recognized for their outstanding work and were named the recipients of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) scholarships by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) at Ashland University’s Student IMA meeting on March 26.

Those receiving the CMA scholarships were John Cline of Ravenna and Joyce Badertscher of Apple Creek.

Ashland University Student Recognized as Northeast Ohio’s Best Intern

Ashland University Student Recognized as Northeast Ohio’s “Best Intern”

Ashland University senior Elizabeth Papantonio, a resident of Zelienople, Pa., was recognized March 27 by the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) as Northeast Ohio’s “Best Intern.” She was one of two Ashland University students who were finalists for the award.

Papantonio, a hospitality management and marketing double major, was nominated for her internship at Ecolab, while AU senior Taylor Zorman, an international business major, was nominated for her internship at FlashStarts.

Ashland University Students Volunteer at Fed Cup Event

Six Ashland University sport management students volunteered to work at the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Fed Cup event that was held in Cleveland in early February.

The Fed Cup event, which is the women's professional tennis equivalent of the World Cup of soccer, featured the first round tennis match between the United States and Italy played at Public Auditorium in Cleveland.

Ashland University Student Wins Grand Prize Award

Ashland University Student Wins Grand Prize Award

Jessie Perry, a resident of Mentor, Ohio, and a student at Ashland University, has been selected as the American Collegiate Intramural Sports (ACIS) grand prize winner and will receive a trip to San Diego in April.

Perry, the daughter of Patrick and Patricia Perry, is a 2010 graduate of Mentor High School. The senior is double majoring in business management and marketing with a dual minor in entrepreneurship and nutrition at Ashland University.

Massillon Resident Co-Directs Fashion Show at Ashland University

Massillon Resident Co-Directs Fashion Show at Ashland University

Massillon resident Mariah Marshall, who is a senior marketing and fashion merchandising major at Ashland University, will be co-directing the Ashland University Food and Fashion Show in Upper Convo on February 6, 2014.

This year the fashion show theme is superheroes, and all fashion studio classes will be creating superhero capes to use in the show. These capes will later be sent to patients at Peyton Manning’s Children Hospital to help bring some cheer to the children. The Fashion Merchandising students will be creating outfits, paired with the AU bookstore, with the idea of the great Marvel and DC heroes (and villains) of the comic book world.

Students Graduate from New Accelerated Accounting Program

Students Graduate from AU’s New Accelerated Accounting Program

Three Ashland University students -- Katie McVay, Ashley (Calhoon) McCorkle and Beau Carpenter -- received degrees at Winter Commencement on Dec. 14 as the first graduates of Ashland University’s new accelerated BSBA/MBA accounting program.

McVay of Fresno, Ohio; McCorkle of Butler, Ohio; and Carpenter of Marshallville, Ohio, all received Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting as well as MBA degrees in executive management with an accounting specialization after they finished AU’s new program that allows accounting majors to complete both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in five years or less.

Local High School Students Participate in Ashland University’s 7th Annual Financial Literacy Event

Local High School Students Participate in Ashland University’s 7th Annual Financial Literacy Event

High school students from around the state participated in Ashland University’s Financial Literacy event held Nov. 4 on the Ashland University campus.

The Granville FCCLA Financial Literacy Team under adviser/coach Cindy Shaffer took first place, while Troy High School under adviser/coach Cheryl Kies placed second and Woodridge High School under adviser/coach Leah Norris took third place in the five-team competition.

AU Students Research ‘Shawshank’ Fan Culture

AU Students Research  ‘Shawshank’ Fan Culture

A total of 20 Ashland University students assisted two AU professors in gathering fan culture and film tourism research at events held as part of the 20th anniversary reunion of the filming of the movie, “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Dr. Maura Grady, assistant professor of English at Ashland University, and Dr. Richard Roberson, assistant professor of hospitality management at AU, presented their research at the Northeast Popular Culture Association conference in Burlington, Vt., in late October.

AU Marketing Student Receives Scholarship

Dr. Ray Jacobs (left), associate dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, and Dr. Jeff Russell, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, pose with scholarship recipient Hayley Ramser.

Hayley Ramser, a junior marketing major at Ashland University, has been awarded the 2013-2014 Business Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship from AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ramser received the prestigious $1,024 scholarship at the fall 2013 Business Advisory Council Meeting earlier this month. Ramser was selected from among 16 eligible students, all of whom had a GPA of 3.5 or higher. As part of the process, the students were required to submit a letter of interest, resume and three letters of references.

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