Six business students named Beeghly Fellows

From left, front row, Paige Rassega, Sterling Morris, and Timothy Cheslik; back row, Joseph Czekaj, Corey Patrick, and Dominic Jackett.

From left, front row, Paige Rassega, Sterling Morris, and Timothy Cheslik; back row, Joseph Czekaj, Corey Patrick, and Dominic Jackett.

Youngstown State University business students Dominic Jackett, Timothy Cheslik, Corey J. Patrick, Joseph Czekaj, Paige Rassega and Sterling Morris II have been selected as the John D. Beeghly Fellows for the 2014 Fall Semester.

The John D. Beeghly Fellows program provides students with up to a $2,500 stipend and the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with clients of the Ohio Small Business Development Center and the International Trade Assistance Center at YSU. Projects include marketing research, preparation of financial statements, export readiness studies, country research, business plan development, cash flow analysis, and sales forecast. Students gain valuable career-related work experience and are able to position themselves to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.

The program is made possible by an endowment established at the YSU Foundation by the wife and children of John David Beeghly, a lifelong resident and businessman in Youngstown and 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.

“We are extremely grateful to the John D. Beeghly Family for making this generous investment in our business students,” said Betty Jo Licata, dean of YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration. “Providing our students with career-related experience contributes to the success of our regional businesses and the professional preparation of our students.”

Student bios:

Timothy Cheslik is senior accounting and finance major who will begin his full time position at Ernst & Young upon graduating in May 2015, with plans to obtain a CPA. He recently completed an internship with Hill, Barth & King LLC. Cheslik is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Student Investment Fund, and the WCBA Student Leadership Council.

Joseph Czekaj completed an internship with ADA Architects in Lakewood and participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in Spring 2014, completing tax returns for patrons in the local community. He is a senior accounting major expected to graduate this fall.

Dominic Jackett is an MBA student who recently served as president of Beta Alpha Psi. He was also part of a student team that placed second at the Deloitte BAP Best Practices Midwest Regional Competition. As an office manager for the family business, Dominic creates financial statements and conducts inventory management and sales forecasting, along with payroll management.

Sterling Morris II is a finance major with a minor in accounting. He will be graduating in May 2015 and will begin a fulltime position in investment banking for KeyBanc Capital Markets. Morris has completed three internships for FirstEnergy Service Co., FEIC Financial Services Inc. and KeyBanc Capital Markets. He is also a member of the Student Investment Fund Organization and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Corey Patrick is a finance major. Patrick serves as vice president of Enactus, a global student organization focused on entrepreneurial efforts and community outreach projects. He is also a member of the Student Investment Fund and the WCBA Student Leadership Council.

Paige Rassega is a senior human resource management major and the current president of the Society of Human Resource Management. She has been very involved on campus as a Peer Mentor for the Center for Student Progress and organizing efforts such as the Let’s Can Hunger Project. Rassega recently completed an internship with Brilex Industries Inc.