Business students selected for John D. Beeghly Fellows Program

2018 Spring Semester John D. Beeghly Fellows
From left, 2018 Spring Semester John D. Beeghly Fellows are (front row) Alexis Madeline, Mariah Carna, and Joseph Scott and (back row) Alex Ankerman and Mollie Donnell.

Mariah Carna, Alexis Madeline, Alex Ankerman, Joseph Scott and Mollie Donnelly, business students from the Williamson College of Business Administration, have been selected as the John D. Beeghly Fellows for the 2018 Spring Semester.

The Beeghly Fellows program provides students with a paid fellowship working with the Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU.  Projects include marketing research, preparation of financial statements, export readiness studies, country research, business plan development, cash flow analysis and sales forecast. Students gain valuable career-related work experience, and are able to position themselves to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.

The program is made possible by an endowment established at the YSU Foundation by Beeghly’s wife and children. John David Beeghly was a lifelong resident and businessman in Youngstown, Ohio, and son of area industrialist and philanthropist, Leon A. Beeghly. He served as vice president and director of Standard Slag Co. and Stancorp, Inc., a holding company for industrial businesses.

“We are extremely grateful to the John D. Beeghly Family for making this generous investment in our business students," said Betty Jo Licata, WCBA dean. "Providing our students with career-related experience contributes to the success of our regional businesses and the professional preparation of our students.”

The Beeghly Fellows are:

Mariah Carna, of New Wilmington, Pa., is a senior pursuing a degree in International Business. This is Carna’s second semester as a Beeghly Fellow at the Ohio SBDC where she works as an Export Assistance Network Intern. Over the summer, she completed the Ohio Export Internship Program where she worked as an export compliance specialist for Haltec Corporation. Carna is currently on the WCBA Student Leadership Council and is a member of the WCBA International Business Organization. Previously, she studied abroad in London and also participated in the Disney College Program. In September, Carna passed the NASBITE CGBP exam and is now a Certified Global Business Professional. Upon graduation in May of 2018, she plans to pursue a career in international business.

Alexis Madeline, of Boardman, is a senior Information and Supply Chain Management major with a minor in Marketing. She plans to graduate in May of 2018. In her second semester serving as a Beeghly Fellow at the Ohio SBDC, Madeline collaborates with local businesses to conduct market research and prepare financial projections, and also assists with government procurement projects.  Upon graduation, Madeline will pursue a career in the healthcare industry.

Alex Ankerman, of Poland, is a senior Advertising and Public Relations major with a minor in Marketing. He plans to graduate in May of this year. This is Ankerman's first semester serving as a Beeghly Fellow at the Ohio SBDC, where he assists local businesses and consultants with market research. Upon graduation, Ankerman would like a career in the entertainment industry.

Joseph Scott, of Cortland, is a senior Accounting major at YSU. He currently works as a Beeghly Fellow intern at the Ohio SBDC, student assistant at the YSU Honors College, and is an accounting intern at Eastgate Regional Council of Governments. After completing an internship this past summer at Sakamura USA through the Ohio Export Internship Program, Scott passed the NASBITE CGBP Exam and is now a Certified Global Business Professional. After graduation, he intends to pursue a career in which all of his business knowledge can be utilized to its fullest.

Mollie Donnelly, of Boardman, is a senior Advertising and Public Relations major at YSU and will graduate in the summer of 2018. She is currently working as a Beeghly Fellow intern at the Ohio SBDC. In her first semester working at the SBDC she is doing marketing research for area businesses, as well as government procurement projects.  After graduating, Donnelly plans on starting her career with an advertising agency.