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AU student entrepreneur aims for spot in Outdoor Weber competition finals

One wants to work in a lab, the other one is after a career in event planning.

They say they’re there for their friend, who’s a philosophical Lorax of sorts.

Together, the trio – JT Siurek, Cillian Donahue and Anna Orange – hope to do their part to re-forest the planet, all while building a business and maybe making a profit along the way.

Money Therapy founder and CEO to speak at AU’s Burton D. Morgan Lecture and Lunch

Noted entrepreneur, Mansfield native and Money Therapy founder and CEO Ellie Thompson will be the speaker at Ashland University’s 2020 Burton D. Morgan Lecture and Lunch on Monday, Feb. 24, at 11:45 a.m. at the Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. The event, which includes lunch, is free and open to the public.

Thompson is the founder of two successful Washington, D.C.-based startups, Venyou and Money Therapy. The former is a platform that creates curated events through the use of historic and residential spaces, while Money Therapy was founded on the belief that financial education and action should live together. She recently has returned to the area to join as the third generation of TASCO, her family’s metal stamping business, where she is the vice president of business development.

2019 saw Syme earn two degrees, plus gain CMA and CPA designations

You could say it’s been a big, alphabet soup-kind of year for Jessica Syme, but that would be an understatement.

Syme, who graduated with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ashland University in the spring, has also been able to accomplish what only a very few do: she has passed on the first try both sections of the Certified Management Accountant exam and all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam.

Spon will be AU’s McKnight Life Calling Lecture Series speaker

Retired Richland County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Spon will be the next speaker in Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics McKnight Life Calling Lecture Series on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.

Spon’s presentation, “A Life Worth Living”, is free and open to the public and will take place in Room 115 of the Dauch College on the AU campus.

Ashland University’s study abroad efforts awarded by IIE

Ashland University is a recipient of the 2019 Institute of International Education Seal of Excellence for its significant impact in increasing the number of U.S. students studying abroad. This achievement was made possible by AU’s 1-Year International MBA Program, which includes two international study tours within the one-year program.

As one of only two Ohio schools awarded this honor, the university was recognized for its efforts to meet the goals of the Generation Study Abroad initiative and for making a significant impact on its campus. Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of the AU Dauch College of Business and Economics, has made a large impact at the university through his dedication to international travel.

Ashland University’s online MBA – entrepreneurship specialty ranked No. 7 by Master’s Program Guide

Ashland University’s online Master of Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship Specialty has been ranked as one of the nation’s Best Online Master’s Programs in Entrepreneurship by Master’s Program Guide.

AU was No. 7 on the list, which took into consideration the resulting earnings potential to be derived as a result of the completion of the program, as well as its affordability and student satisfaction and the school’s selectivity. Ashland was one of only two Ohio universities to appear in the guide’s top 20.

Smart Business Network’s Koury to speak at AU’s Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business series

Smart Business Network co-founder Fred Koury will be the featured speaker at The Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business at Ashland University on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, 638 Jefferson St.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the event, which is free and open to the public, with lunch served at noon. Parking is available in University lots E and J. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Nov. 8 to au-cobe@ashland.edu.

Ashland University Ranked as Best Private School in Ohio in Online Master’s Degree Ranking

Ashland University has been ranked as the top private university in Ohio in Study.com’s ranking of the Top 50 best Online Master’s Degree schools in the country.

Ranked as the 39th best Online Master’s School in the U.S., AU is the top private university in Ohio as well as the second best Ohio college overall, behind Bowling Green State University, which was ranked No. 35.

Ashland University Ranked as Best Private School in Ohio in Online Master’s Degree Ranking

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Michael Hatchard, who established the English law practice at the leading international law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, will be the featured speaker for the 17th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon to be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center.

The luncheon talk by Hatchard is titled “Adversity and Endeavor - Pathway to a Lucky Life.” Reservations for the event are required by Sept. 12 and can be made by going to --
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNXo0_wmA1kbdot6jX15I9lcfF8uio.... Those with questions regarding the event can email ford-lecture@ashland.edu.

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

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