YSU Students Selected for Beeghly Fellows Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration has announced the selection of the John D. Beeghly Fellows for the 2023 fall semester.

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

The John D. Beeghly Fellows program is made possible by an endowment established at the YSU Foundation by Beeghly’s wife and children.

Beeghly was a lifelong resident and businessman in Youngstown, and the son of area industrialist and philanthropist Leon A. Beeghly. From 1967 until his death, Beeghly 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.” 

The John D. Beeghly Fellows for the 2023 fall semester are:

  • Steven Boschert, of Cincinnati, is a finance major expected to graduate this fall. He plans to enter the aerospace and defense industry.
  • Rebecca Catlos, of New Middletown, is a double major in marketing and supply chain management with a minor in entrepreneurship who is expected to graduate this spring. She plans to obtain her master’s degree in government contracting and procurement, aspiring to be a contracting officer for the military.
  • Kelli Huffman, of New Castle, Pa., is a finance major who will graduate this spring. She plans to start as an account manager in Cranberry, Pa., after graduation.
  • Jakob Peters, of Boardman, is an economics major with a minor in international business, expecting to graduate in December. He plans to obtain his master’s degree in economics, aspiring to be an economist or establish a career in international trade.
  • Dylan Brown, of Youngstown, is a finance major with a minor in entrepreneurship expected to graduate this spring. He plans to pursue graduate school for an MBA. After graduation, He plans to work in the finance industry as a financial manager.
  • Kalyn Sweeney, of Kennerdell, Pa., is a finance major with a minor in marketing. Graduating in spring 2024, she plans to obtain her MBA and establish a career in wealth management.

Pictured at top: Back row, from left: Dylan Brown, Steven Boschert, Rebecca Catlos and Jakob Peters. Front row, from left: Kelli Huffman and Kalyn Sweeney.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.