YSU Announces this Semester’s Beeghly Fellows

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Williamson College of Business Administration has named five students as Beeghly Fellows for the fall semester: Jenna Binsley, Georganna Norris, Bashar Rasoul, Kathryn Sewall and Ryan Sheffield.

The students will work at the Ohio Small Business Development Center office at Youngstown State University, helping with projects ranging from financial analyses to sales forecasting to government contracting.

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

Binsely, from New Springfield, is a senior marketing major with minors in nonprofit leadership and advertising/public relations. She is a member of WCBA Student Leadership Council, president of the Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization and vice president of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Outside of YSU, she works with Beatitude Houses’ Immigrant Outreach Program and is part of the planning committee for this year’s Mahoning Valley Diversity Dinner. This summer, she received the 2020 Emerging Leader Justice and Equality People Helping People Award.

A native of Hubbard, Norris is pursuing a degree in marketing management. Norris is an active member of the college’s Student Leadership Council, Business Leaders, WCBA Welcome Leaders and Penguin Productions. She studied abroad in Australia during the 2019 spring semester. As a senior, she plans to graduate in December.

Bashar Rasoul of Hubbard is a junior business economics major with a minor in international business and plans to graduate in December. 

Sewall, of Beaver, Pa., is a senior accounting major with a minor in music. She is treasurer for the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra and remains an active violinist in the Dana School of Music. 

Sheffield, of Youngstown, is a senior majoring in management with a focus on supply chain management. In addition to his work as a Beeghly Fellow, Sheffield has a second internship at Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. He is also the vice president of Beta Gamma Sigma, president of the Student Information and Supply Chain Association, vice president of the International Business Organization, and the NASBITE/CGBP student ambassador at YSU. He is a Certified Global Business Professional and a Six Sigma Green Belt. 

Pictured: Beeghly Fellows for the 2020 fall semester are left to right (front row) Georganna Norris, Jenna Binsley and Kathryn Sewall and (back row) Bashar Rasoul and Ryan Sheffield.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.