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Ashland University Junior Awarded Endowed Scholarship

Ashland University Junior Awarded Endowed Scholarship

Bellevue native Kelsey Yantz, junior finance major at Ashland University, has been awarded the 2014-2015 Business Advisory Council’s Endowed Scholarship.

Yantz received this prestigious scholarship in the amount of $1,053 at the fall 2014 Business Advisory Council Meeting that was held earlier this month. She was selected from among 19 eligible students, all of whom had a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Partner with Goodwill Industries for Fall Fashion Show

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Partner  with Goodwill Industries for Fall Fashion Show

Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is partnering with Ashland University’s fashion merchandising students to hold a special fashion show on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.
The free event, themed “Green is the New Black,” will feature creations made from textiles and other items found at Goodwill’s Ashland store as well as other recyclable material.

“We are excited to partner with the fashion students at Ashland University for this creative fashion show,” said Greg Morton, vice president, mission services and public relations, for Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “We look forward to seeing how the students take gently-used items and make them into a new creation -- supporting thrift shopping as well as upcycling and recycling in the community. When individuals shop and donate to Goodwill, they are supporting our mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in the community.”

Ashland University Sets 12th Annual Ford Lecture

Ashland University Sets 12th Annual Ford Lecture

Rachel Lavine, chief executive officer of Atrium European Real Estate, will be the featured speaker for the 12th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University.

The luncheon talk will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. For further information, contact Dr. Khushwant Pittenger, professor of business administration, at kpitten@ashland.edu or call 419-289-5219.

Ashland University Students Receive Foundation Scholarships

Ashland University Students Receive Foundation Scholarships

Two Ashland University students have been named recipients of the 2014 American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation Scholarship (AH&LEF), each receiving a $2,000 scholarship for this year.

Erin Bittner, a senior from Madison, Ohio, and Hannah Mattar, a junior from Lake Orion, Mich., received the scholarships that are given annually to Ashland University Hospitality Management majors.

Ashland University MBA Student Receives Degree at Age 71

Ashland University MBA Student Receives Degree at Age 71

The old adage that “you are never too old” rings true for Patricia Kulcsar-Rhoads, who at the age of 71 received her Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in human resources along with a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Ashland University in May of this year.

For her, this degree culminated a 52-year journey that she says was “like going from start to the moon and back.”

Ashland University Team to Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

Ashland University Team to Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

The Ashland University team competing in the Entrepreneurship Immersion Week competition on Aug. 3-8 will try to follow in the footsteps of last year’s AU team that won the business concept competition.

Last year’s team of undergraduate students – Christina Fox of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; Nell Cronin of Loveland, Ohio; Emily Bosley of Wellington, Ohio; Hosam Alkoshy of Saudi Arabia; and Christopher John Hassmann of Mansfield -- won the event and received the first place $2,500 check after winning the competition for its improved public and commercial restroom product.

Ashland University Group Works with Local Business

Ashland University Group Works with Local Business

During the past semester, Ashland University students who are members of Enactus, a group that teaches business techniques, assisted a local business in an effort to help the community and help the local business grow.

In order to do this, the students relied on past experiences as well as the classroom knowledge learned over the years. Hayley Ramser, Gina Tornabene, Hannah Smith, Stefanie McArthur and Casey Neer, along with marketing professor Kris Hovsepian, took on the challenge of making a business plan for Wager’s Way.

Ashland University Accounting Student Receives Scholarship

Ashland University Accounting Student Receives Scholarship

Ashland University’s Joyce Badertscher, a senior from Apple Creek majoring in accounting, has received the Ohio CPA Foundation’s College Scholarship. Badertscher, who is the daughter of Jack and Johanna Badertscher of Apple Creek, is a 2011 graduate of Waynedale High School.

Badertscher is in Ashland University’s Accelerated BS/MBA program with an accounting specialization and is an accounting tutor for the University. She will be completing an accounting internship this summer with The J.M. Smucker Company.

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