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Ashland University Works to Assist Students Impacted by ITT Closing

Ashland University Works to Assist Students Impacted by ITT Closing

Ashland University officials are reaching out to the thousands of students impacted by the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute, letting them know that AU is ready to review their credits and will work with them to help them transfer to Ashland.

“Many of the credits they’ve already accumulated at ITT would transfer to Ashland University for a variety of our programs and we are willing to work with them to ensure that the hard work and time they have put into their education will not be lost,” said Dr. Michael Hollenbaugh, vice president of enrollment management at Ashland.

Ashland University Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

Ashland University Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

A team of Ashland University students competed in the Entrepreneurship Immersion Week competition at the University of Mount Union from July 31-August 5. This year’s team of undergraduate students was comprised of Meghann Fitzpatrick of Mooresville, Ind.; Bethany Meadows of Ostrander, Ohio; Mitchel Abreu-Ellis of Mansfield, Ohio; Thomas Nesbitt of Mansfield, Ohio; Alec Temple of Wapakoneta, Ohio; and Miki Yamamura of Kanagawa, Japan.

Miki Yamamura, a junior at Ashland University, participated as an alternate on the University of Akron team.

Ashland University Establishes Corporate Connections Program

Ashland University Establishes Corporate Connections Program

Ashland University is introducing a new program that will further connect the University with business entities and enable its corporate partners to offer educational opportunities to their employees as well as spouses and dependents of those employees.

The program, titled “Corporate Connections Program,” has a number of features including opportunities for student internships and educational discounts for employees.

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Jeremy Bloom, chief executive officer for the marketing technology company, Integrate, and founder of Wish of a Lifetime, will be the featured speaker for the 14th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University. In addition to his professional life, Bloom is an accomplished athlete in both skiing and football. He is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian, eleven-time World Cup gold medalist and a member of the United States Skiing Hall of Fame. In 2005, he won a record six straight World Cup events, the most in a single season in the sport’s history.

AU Student Involved in Preparation for Republican National Convention

Ashland University Student Involved in Preparation for Republican National Convention

Ashland University student Alexandra Groh, a marketing major from Hinckley, Ohio, was involved in the preparation for the Republican National Convention as part of her summer internship with a Cleveland company.

Groh, who will be a sophomore at AU this fall, is participating in an internship with Brilliant Electric Sign Co. of Cleveland this summer, and as part of the internship, she was able to work behind the scenes at the Republican National Convention in July.

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked Second for 2016

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked Second for 2016

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program is ranked second in the country on the Best Value MBA’s 2016 list of the top 20 most affordable online MBA programs with no GMAT required.

Dr. Elad Granot, dean of Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics, was thrilled with the ranking of AU’s online MBA program as the second most affordable program on this list.

Ashland University Group Participates in AU’s Business in Taiwan Summer Program

Ashland University Group Participates in AU’s Business in Taiwan Summer Program

Seven Ashland University students and Rebecca Parillo, director of Global Education, are spending part of their summer in Taiwan as part of the University’s Dauch College of Business in Taiwan summer program.

The students participating in this trip are Amanda Jones, international business major from Wadsworth, Ohio; Grace Ecenbarger, information systems major from North Canton, Ohio; Nate Knowlton, finance major from Lexington, Ohio; Margaret Nunley, marketing major from Hilliard, Ohio; Anna Sara, business management major from Marysville, Ohio; David Grim, finance major from Chillicothe, Ohio; and Sophie Brightman, marketing major from Saline, Mich.

AU Students Receive Scholarships from Northeast Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors

AU Students Receive Scholarship from Northeast Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors

Ashland University senior Taylor Randles, an accounting major from Stow, Ohio, and sophomore Rachel Shock, an accounting major from Loudonville, Ohio, were awarded $250 scholarships from the Northeast Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Randles is a 2013 graduate of Canal Winchester High School and the daughter of late mother Angela Boyer and father Timothy Randles. Shock is a 2014 graduate of Triway High School and the daughter of David and Cindy Shock.

AU Announces Appointment of Two New College Deans

Ashland University Announces Appointment of Two New College Deans

Ashland University Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang has announced the appointment of two new college deans -- Dr. Elad Granot, dean for the Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics, and Dr. Donna Breault as dean for the Dwight Schar College of Education.

Provost Chang said “We are excited to have the two new deans who not only have significant experience in administration but also possess high quality scholarly achievements in their professional research fields.

“Both new deans will undoubtedly be significant assets to support and grow new and existing programs at our University,” Chang continued. “We are confident that both will lead and advance their respective colleges to national and global level in the near future.”

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