YSU Students Complete Fall 2022 Beeghly Fellowships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Shawn Korpi, Jakob Peters, David Kimpton and Alexander Sinopoli, students in the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University, are the latest John D. Beeghly Fellows.

The program, supported by an endowment at the YSU Foundation by Beeghly’s wife and children, provides students with a paid fellowship to work on projects with the Ohio Small Business Development Center, Export Assistance Network and Procurement Technical Assistance Center at YSU. 

Projects 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.

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

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.

Korpi, of Boardman, is majoring in business administration and minoring in economics. He is graduating in December and plans to begin a career in retail management at Kohls, with a long-term goal of working in business consulting or management.

Peters, of Boardman, is majoring in economics and minoring in international business. He expects to graduate in December 2023 and plans to obtain a master’s degree in economics. He aspires to be an economist or work in international trade. 

Kimpton, of Boardman, is a senior majoring in human resource management and minoring in marketing. He plans to graduate in December 2023.  

Sinopoli, of Hubbard, is majoring in business administration and minoring in marketing. He will graduate in May 2023. 

Pictured at top: Youngstown State University’s fall 2022 Beeghly Fellows, from left, Alexander Sinopoli, Jakob Peters, Shawn Korpi and David Kimpton.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.