Celebrating Students’ Successes

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May 10, 2018

From using business as missions to award-winning internships to successful showings in global competitions, our students are proving that their Cedarville education is preparing them to succeed and make a Gospel impact wherever God leads them.

SBA Class of 2018

The combination of great students and faculty members means we have 112 Christian business professionals going into the workplace to make a difference for Christ. It’s not surprising that our students get good internships and are able to translate them into subsequent job offers. While the job market is very good right now, our graduates are increasingly in demand due to their competence and character. We are proud of our class of 2018!


Using Business as Mission

SBA students started a “Business as Mission” org for students to use their business skills to serve internationally. Students Whitney O’Brien (MGMT), Joseph Cross (MGMT), Daniel Cable (ITM), and AJ Ervin (ITM) will serve this summer on a trip to Chennai, India, July 6–July 19. During the course of their trip they will be providing leadership and business training in an intercultural context, as well as working with a micro-finance team. If you would like to provide support for these students, you can give online; please denote “Joseph Cross” on the giving form.

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Recent Grad Earns Intern of the Year

Alexus Roeller, a recent accounting and finance graduate, was named the U.S. Inspector General’s Intern of the Year at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Alexus, from Miamisburg, Ohio, interned with the U.S. Inspector General’s office at a field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Columbus, Ohio, during the summer of 2017. You can see her interview (with a big shout out to God’s grace!) in this video clip on our local FOX 45 station.

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Student Research Winners

On April 14, Stanley Schwartz (double major in history and economics) and Matthew Beal (political science major with economics minor) represented Cedarville in the 2018 BGSU Economics conference at Bowling Green State University.  The competition featured several notable area schools including The Ohio State University (ranked #36 internationally in economics/business), University of Michigan – Dearborn, and Indiana University Bloomington (ranked #33).  Both Stanley and Matt finished as finalists in the paper portion of the competition, and Matt won first place in the presentation part of the conference.  Matt was also selected to attend and present his paper at the Association of Private Enterprise Education conference in Las Vegas on April 3 during a poster session for undergraduate students.  Matt’s research focus was on the lessons the Federal Reserve might learn from Bitcoin.

CFA Competition Debut

For the first time in its history, Cedarville University sent a team of students to the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge to compete globally against more than 5,000 students from 1,000 universities. The competition was held February 16 in Columbus, Ohio, and Cedarville’s team was made up of finance majors Tim Flavin, Corinna Ward, and Kyle Nikerle. While our team did not advance to nationals, they did advance to the finals of the local competition and only lost to Ohio State, whose team was completely comprised of M.B.A. students. Well done! Kudos, especially, to Dr. Bill Ragle, Associate Professor of Finance, for preparing our students so well.

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