​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dana Scholars Program​

​​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.​

Dana Scholars 2023

Providing students with experiential learning opportunities ​for over 25 years!​

In 2021, the Dana Scholars Program celebrated it's 25th 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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2023 Dana Chair: ​

Greg Ring​​

2023 Dana Scholars

Cassie Arnett

Zach Crane

Connor Evanich

McKenzie Hoelscher

Kyle Knue

Brent Miller

Donald Professori

Justin Wilcox

Hailey Wilson

Kara Wolters

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

2020: Eric Anderson

2021: Scott L. Rhodes

2022: Angela DeBoskey​