Emerson Scholars

These were the 10 Emerson Scholars as chosen at Ashland University.

ASHLAND – Ten students from Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics received recognition and a scholarship as they were chosen as Emerson Scholars for the 2022-23 academic year. The official announcement was made during a luncheon on April 23.

Each of the Emerson Scholars will receive a $3,500 scholarship, an award in addition to the student’s financial aid package.

To be selected for the scholarship, a student must be a business major (other than hospitality management, sport management or fashion merchandising), hold a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the College, on campus and in the community, and possess the potential to be a high contributor in their chosen career.

This year’s group of 10 students consist of:

 Morgan Dennis, an entrepreneurship and business management double major with a minor in business law from Cleveland (Shaw High School).

 Kaitlyn Kittle, an accounting major from Wadsworth (Wadsworth High School).

 Abigail Knapp, a business management and marketing double major from Ontario (Ontario High School).

 Emily McHugh, a business management and entrepreneurship double major from Newark (Licking Valley High School).

 Alexis Pesicek, a marketing major from Wooster (Wooster High School).

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 Nick Ponzi, a finance major from Glendora, California (Glendora High School).

 Konnor Ray, an accounting major from Plymouth, Indiana (Plymouth High School).

 Tori Sharlow, an international business major with minors in Spanish and business law from Louisville (Louisville High School).

 Mailiis Simovart, an accounting major from Bellefontaine (Benjamin Logan High School).

 Kaitlynn Winters, a marketing major from Shelby (Shelby High School).

“We feel very privileged to have the Emerson Scholars program in the Dauch College of Business and Economics,” said Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College. “The program benefits our students in many different ways. In addition to providing the extra financial assistance, 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 Emerson, 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 Emerson funded the creation of the Emerson Scholars program in 2007 and the program was renewed in 2013 and renewed again in 2018 for another five years.

Emerson Scholars are selected annually. With this year’s recipients, there have been 139 Emerson Scholars selected at AU through the years.

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