YSU Business Students Selected for Beeghly Fellows Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eight Youngstown State University business students from the Williamson College of Business Administration have been selected as the John D. Beeghly Fellows for the 2023 spring semester.

The John D. Beeghly Fellows are Carly Calderone, Rachel Durniok, William Everett, David Kimpton, Jakob Peters, Alexander Sinopoli, Isidora Sisic and Esphriamia Spirtos.

The John D. Beeghly Fellows program provides students with a paid fellowship working with the Ohio Small Business Development Center, Export Assistance Network and the APEX Accelerator at Youngstown State University. 

Projects in the program include domestic and international market research, financial modeling, export readiness studies, business viability analysis, cash flow projections, sales forecasting, marketing and social media strategies, research on government contracting opportunities, marketing capability statements and outreach for government contracting efforts. Students gain career-related work experience to competitively position themselves in the job market upon graduation.

The John D. Beeghly Fellows Program is funded through an endowment established at the YSU Foundation by Beeghly’s wife and children. Beeghly was a lifelong resident and businessman in Youngstown 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.

“The generous gift made by the John D. Beeghly family is an important investment in our business students,” said Kelly L. Wilkinson, dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration. “The gift provides our students with career-related experiences in regional businesses, so it is a collaborative win-win for both the WCBA students and the Mahoning Valley.”

Pictured at top: The spring 2023 John D. Beeghly Fellows are, front row from left, Ephraimia Spirtos, Alexander Sinopoli and Isidora Sisic; back row from left, Jakob Peters, Carly Calderone, William Everett, Rachel Durniok and David Kimpton.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.