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​​Connecting higher education with the real world of business


The Dana Scholars Program provides an opportunity for business students to connect higher education with the real world of business. A 1991 donation from the Dana Corporation established the Dana Chair to utilize the “Executive-in-Residence" concept on campus. The program officially started in 1995 with the original intent that the Dana Chair would provide leader​​ship in bonding education and business.

 

Every year a Dana Chair is selected by the Dean of the College of Business​ to serve as a team builder and provide leadership in the undergraduate business program. A group of 10 outstanding business students are selected every year based on their academic achievements and leadership skills. During the fall semester, the group meets once a week with the Dana Chair for the Business in Action course (BUAD 495​), which was redesigned for Dana Scholars only with the purpose of exposing these students to a more action-oriented learning experience. At the Dana Chair's discretion, guest speakers from various levels of business are brought in and class trips are taken to area businesses.​



Providing students with experiential learning opportunities ​for over 20 years!​

In 2016, the Dana Scholars Program celebrated it's 20th anniversary. Watch the video below to hear what it's like to be part of the program from past chairs and scholars​.​


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2020 Dana Chair: 

​Eric Anderson

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2019 Dana Scholars


Sydney Brown
Junior
Major: Accounting - finance & managerial
Minor: Finance



Jenna Lynn Delarber
Senior
Major: Managerial Accounting & Finance



Parker David Gdula
Junior
Major: Financial Accounting
Minor: Finance



Tyler David Glander
Junior
Major: Business Management & Human Resource Management



Laura J. Harper
Junior
Major: Financial Accounting & Finance
Minor: Economics



Hannah Kieffer
Senior
Major: Business Management & Marketing



Stephen Jonathan Markley
Senior
Major: Finance



Drew D. Prater
Junior
Major: Sport & Event Management, & Operations & Logistics



Makenna L. Ricker
Senior
Major: Accounting - finance & managerial
Minor: Finance



Sullivan Kay Sanders
Junior
Major: Marketing

Past Dana Chairs

1995-96: Dr. Ed Heminger

1996-97: Charles "Chuck" Younger

1997-98: Carl Patterson

1998-99: Girard "Jerry" Jetton

1999-2000: Bill Glover

2000-01: Alec REinhardt

2001-02: John Fahl

2002-03: F. Alan "Al" Blackburn

2003-04: Dave Healy

2004-05: Dave Healy

2005-06: Pauline "PJ" Milligan

2006-07: William E. "Bill" Ruse

2007-08: Charles "Chuck" Bishop

2008-09: Ann Buis

2010: William E. "Bill" Ruse

2011: L. Kent Rogers

2012: Ray Q. Scholes

2013: Richard E. "Dick" White

2014: Sherri Garner Brumbaugh

2015: Harold "Puck" Rowe Sr.

Spring 2016: W. Paul Worstell

Fall 2016: Richard P. Zunkiewicz

Spring 2017: James C. Koehler II & Andrea "Anni" Nicole Kramer

Fall 2017: Dr. William H. Kose

Spring 2018: Katherine Kreuchauf

Fall 2018: Gregory F. Hull

Fall 2019: Eugene Alan Fernandez, CIA

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