Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition

Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition
The Ashland University Dauch College of Business and Economics students honored as Emerson Scholars were (front row, left to right) Hannah Wittkopf, Joshua Snell, Emerson Foundation’s Paul McKnight, Abigail McMaster and Grace Ecenbarger; and (back row, left to right) Rachel Shock, Kennedy Walker, Dennis Cerny, Hunter Music, Ethan Jackson and Jessica Syme.

4/27/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ten Emerson Scholars from Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics received recognition at an Emerson Scholar Awards luncheon held April 17 on the Ashland University campus.

A $175,000 grant from the Emerson Foundation funded the creation of the Emerson Scholars Program in 2007 and “Emerson Scholars” are selected annually.

This year’s group of 10 students who will be juniors or seniors next year are Abigail McMaster, an international business and hospitality management major from Wadsworth, Ohio; Jessica Syme, an accounting and finance major from Westfield Township, Ohio; Joshua Snell, a supply chain management and business management major from Marengo, Ohio; Hunter Music, an information systems major from Crestline, Ohio; Ethan Jackson, an entrepreneurship major from Medina, Ohio; Dennis Cerny, a finance major from Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio; Rachel Shock, an accounting major from Hayesville, Ohio; Hannah Wittkopf, an accounting major from Bay Village, Ohio; Grace Ecenbarger, an information systems and supply chain management major from North Canton, Ohio; and Kennedy Walker, an international business major from Green, Ohio.

“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 of Business and Economics. “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.”

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. 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.                                                                                ###