Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition at Luncheon

Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition at Luncheon
Dauch College of Business and Economics students honored as Emerson Scholars are: front row, left to right: Deborah Kopcak, Allison Stoner, Janessa Huffman, Emily Bosley, and Brittany Wilson; back row, left to right: Rebecca Humphreys, Joe Grimwood, Paul McKnight, Austin Stritmatter, Laura Carley and Lauren Armstrong.


5/14/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ten Emerson Scholars from Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics received recognition last month at an Emerson Scholar Awards luncheon 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 seniors in the fall are Rebecca Humphreys, an accounting major from Huron, Ohio; Joe Grimwood, an accounting and finance major from Ashland; Austin Stritmatter, a finance major from Lewis Center, Ohio; Laura Carley, a fashion merchandising major from Mason, Ohio; Lauren Armstrong, a marketing major from Ashtabula, Ohio; Deborah Kopcak, business management major from Westlake, Ohio;  Allison Stoner, an accounting major from Jeromesville, Ohio; Janessa Huffman, an accounting major from West Liberty, Ohio; Emily Bosley, a entrepreneurship and finance major from Wellington, Ohio; and Brittany Wilson, a marketing major from Willard, Ohio.

“We feel very privileged to have the Emerson Scholars Program in the Dauch College of Business and Economics,” said Dr. Jeff Russell, 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.”

Each of the 10 Emerson Scholars received a $3,500 scholarship for their senior year. This award is above and beyond the students’ financial aid packages. The students are recognized at an Emerson Scholars Luncheon each year and are given opportunities to network with Emerson executives.

The awards are presented on a competitive basis to students with various business majors. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher; have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the Dauch College, on campus and in the community; and show the potential to be a high contributor in their chosen careers. A scholarship committee chaired by the dean meets each spring to review applications and select the Emerson Scholars.

The Emerson Electric Company is a diversified global technology company that provides products and services for a wide variety of industries, commercial markets and end users, including consumers.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) 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. ###