4/25/19 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 recently on the Ashland University campus.
This year’s group of 10 students who will be seniors in the fall include Rachel Bates, an economics major from Lagrange, Ohio, who is a 2017 graduate of Keystone High School; Taryn Corwin, a business management and supply chain management major from Ontario, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Ontario High School; Lindsey Crone, an accounting major from Ashland, Ohio, who is a 2017 graduate of Ashland High School; Paul Dies, a business management and entrepreneurship major from Akron, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Akron Manchester High School; Garrett Grandis, an accounting and finance major from Medina, Ohio, who is a 2017 graduate of Medina High School; Lindsey McPhern, a business management and entrepreneurship major from Wooster, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Waynedale High School; Katlin Meek, a political science and business administration major from Columbus, Ind., who is a 2017 graduate of Columbus North High School; Elizabeth Paydo, a business management, entrepreneurship and supply chain management major from Wadsworth, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of St. Vincent St. Mary High School; J.T. Siurek, a entrepreneurship and business management major from Brunswick, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Brunswick High School; and Ashley Welty, a marketing major from Smithville, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Smithville High School.
“We feel very privileged to have the Emerson Scholars Program in the Dauch College of Business and Economics,” 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 renewed again last year for another five years. “Emerson Scholars” are selected annually and McKnight said with this year’s recipients, there have been 119 Emerson Scholars selected at AU through the years.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, 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. ###