Average SAT: 1437
Average ACT: 31
Average H.S. GPA: 4.5
From: Maine, Ohio, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Colorado
Meet the Fellows
Matt Adamowicz lives in Falmouth, Maine, but is originally from Orefield, Pennsylvania, where he lived until eighth grade. He is interested in finance, but is not sure if that’s the road he wants to go down. He was a member of the varsity tennis team at his high school, as well as the varsity golf team, and was a captain his senior year. He is looking forward to the unique opportunities presented to him as a business fellow, and can’t wait to start the year.
Gabriel Barson is from Solon, Ohio and graduated from Solon High School with an honors and capstone diploma. He was an active member of both National Honor Society and SADD. As a freshman mentor his senior year, Gabriel assisted students in transitioning to high school. A three-year varsity baseball player, he was named team captain his senior year. All three years, he was awarded the Scholar Athlete award, and senior year was named to the Academic All Ohio team. During the last six years, Gabriel built and has expanded upon a full-fledged landscaping business. He is looking forward to continuing his interest in athletics and service as a member of the many clubs and organizations Elon has to offer. Gabriel intends to double major in economics and entrepreneurship with a possible minor in Spanish. He is excited to be a part of the Business Fellows program to take advantage of the global travel opportunities, build relationships with fellow cohorts and faculty, and the networking potential.
Katie Bauer grew up in Wilmette, IL (a suburb of Chicago) and graduated from New Trier High School. She developed a passion for dance her freshman year and became a member of the Northfield Dance Ensemble and Dance Theatre New Trier, ultimately earning a spot in the elite Kinesis Dance Company. An active member of Pep Club, Katie was also varsity cheerleader sophomore year. Outside of school Katie spent her limited free time at the barn, where she has been taking riding lessons since she was seven. An avid hunter/jumper, Katie hopes to join the Elon’s equestrian team and continue competing with her horse, Emeres! Katie plans to double major in accounting and finance and hopes to study abroad her junior year in Australia. She is excited to be a member of the Business Fellows program and looks forward to getting to know everyone when travelling to the UAE.
Jackie Baumann is from Londonderry, New Hampshire, where she graduated from Londonderry, High School. Throughout her four years, she played varsity soccer and lacrosse, was Prom Chair Coordinator for her class, a member of Spanish National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and was elected as National Honor Society Historian. At Elon, she is interested in studying marketing and possibly double majoring in the communications field. She is incredibly thankful to be a Business Fellows, and eagerly awaits the opportunities this program will present her with.
Katie Becker is from Montville, New Jersey. During her time at Montville High School, she was an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, and other peer leadership organizations. One of her passions is swimming; she was the captain of the varsity swim team and was a swim coach for children with autism. Katie plans to major in accounting at Elon, while also exploring various other subjects and courses. Katie loves traveling and is thrilled about the opportunity to travel to Dubai with her cohort. She is also excited to take full advantage of Elon’s other extensive study abroad opportunities. As a business fellow, she looks forward to developing relationships with her peers and her advisors, as well as broadening her horizons and learning more about the global business world!
Madeline Cooper is from Hartsville, PA. She graduated from Germantown Academy where she was a writing center advisor, student tutor, and Patriot Ambassador. Madeline was also a member of the Varsity field hockey team and was a co-captain her senior year. In addition, she played for Philly Hockey Club. She also enjoyed playing lacrosse in high school. Madeline was part of “The New Community Project” in which she planned an event to introduce a Philadelphia independent school into its new neighborhood. In her free time, she worked at GA’s after school program. Madeline plans on pursuing a major in Finance. She values the opportunity to be surrounded by other ambitious business students. As a Business Fellow, she is very excited to study abroad, gain-real world experience through internships, and build relationships with her peers and professors.
Nick Davenport grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School as a member of the National Honors Society. During high school, Nick spent time as a member of the football and track & field teams, with which he won five state championships. Nick also participated in numerous other activities including the business and entrepreneurship clubs, and he also worked as the head manager for the basketball team. Outside of school, Nick Davenport volunteered as a tutor for young children in the areas of math and reading, and coached Little League baseball. Nick looks forward to joining the Business Fellows program for a multitude of reasons, including study abroad opportunities and the rigorous preparation for the business world developed through the program.
Will Davies grew up in New York City but at the age of 12 he moved outside of the city to Rye, New York where he attended Rye High School. He was a member of the National Honor Society, varsity baseball team, investment club, and varsity athletes against substance abuse club. Will did all of his volunteer hours at the Rye Nature Center where he assisted with plant and animal studies. During his summers, Will has been a camper at Camp Pasquaney in Hebron, New Hampshire and just this past summer he was a counsellor there. This upcoming year Will is excited to immerse himself in economic studies along with minoring in political science. Additionally, Will is very excited to travel to the United Arab Emirates to improve his global perspective on issues in our society.
Adam DuBowy graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. He was a four-year varsity Epee fencer and captain of his Fencing team. Adam has played the piano and trumpet for over 10 years and was the section leader in his honors wind ensemble. Additionally, Adam spent two summers in South America providing assistance to communities in developing areas. He plans on majoring in management with a focus in business analytics because of the tremendous applications data has in better understanding our world. He is excited to be a part of the Business Fellows program to gain exceptional knowledge in the business industry and to surround himself with peers and professors that will prepare him for his future.
William Farnam is from Bryn Mawr, PA. He graduated from Avon Old Farms School in Avon, CT where he was a member of the Cum Laude Society. He played soccer at Avon for four years. William also served the Special Olympics community weekly by helping young children develop their soccer skills for an annual tournament. Given his love of cooking, he co-founded the Culinary Arts Club at school with his roommate. Continuing on this, he spent his summer working at a local restaurant. William plans to major in Finance but is also interested in Economics and Mathematics. He is excited for the opportunities that the Business Fellows program will offer over the next four years and hopes to study abroad during this time.
Johnny Gardner is from Pelham, New York. He is a graduate of the Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He was a member of the Varsity tennis and wrestling teams. Over the summer, he worked as a counselor at the Coveleigh Club in Rye, New York and tutored middle school students in mathematics. He is interested in studying finance and mathematics, and hopes to enjoy personal growth through the study abroad program at Elon. He looks forward to developing lasting relationships within the Elon Fellows community as well as establishing strong networks through the internship program.
Samantha Herbert (aka Sam or Sami) is from West Orange, New Jersey and graduated in the top 15% of her class. She was part of the National Honors Society, president of the Future Business Leaders of America club, and volunteered at the local hospital in town all throughout high school. She played varsity soccer all four years of high school in addition to club soccer. She plans to double major in accounting and marketing while at Elon and hopefully find a minor as well. She is excited to be a part of the Business Fellows because it will help create networks and provide countless opportunities. She is most excited to study abroad multiple times while at Elon, whether it be with the Fellows or on her own.
Natalie Ivanov grew up in Wilton, Ct., where she graduated from Wilton High School. She served as president of the German Honor Society and was an active participant in Future Business Leaders of America, the Spanish Honor Society and the Economics Club. Outside of school, she was a nationally ranked tennis player, volunteered her time with many local tennis organizations and tutored middle schoolers with mathematics. Natalie plans on double majoring in finance and accounting. She chose Elon University because of the unique internship and study abroad opportunities the Business Fellows program had to offer, as well as the gorgeous campus and inviting environment. She looks forward to working with the other Business Fellows to develop networking skills and gain insight into the business world.
Jess Joblin is from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Wissahickon High School. She was the president of Key Club, a community service club sponsored by Kiwanis and was an officer of Future Business Leaders of America. She also was an active member of other clubs including National Honors Society. Throughout her senior year, she enjoyed volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides low-income children with the necessities needed to thrive. Jess plans to major in Finance while exploring other minors. She is excited to be a part of the Elon Business Fellows program and looks forward to traveling abroad, gaining experience through internships, and collaborating with the other fellows in various cohort classes.
Andrew King is from Baltimore, MD., where he attended Calvert Hall College High School. While he was there, he was a member of the varsity soccer and squash teams, a part of the Brother Tom Miller Scholars Program, and was a member of both the National Honor Society and Latin National Honor Society. Last spring, Andrew traveled to Haiti with his school's Campus Ministry program on a service immersion trip. Outside of school, he volunteered with the Baltimore Saints Ice Hockey team, where he helped kids with physical and intellectual disabilities, while also working at Skipjack's Crab House as a bus boy and steamer. Andrew intends to major in accounting at Elon. He is excited to work with the other Business Fellows, and travel to Dubai with them this winter. Andrew chose Elon because of the unique opportunities the Business Fellows Program offers.
Gautam Kotwal is from Morrisville, NC, where he graduated from Green Hope High School and was a member of the National English Honor Society. In high school, Gautam was a varsity cross-country runner and represented his school at several inter-school and district-level meets. He is also a black belt in Taekwondo, plays the piano and was a member of his school’s chess club. He has interned at Rex Hospital in Raleigh and has managed office duties for a physician office. Gautam is interested in pursuing a career in International taxation or healthcare finance. He is hoping to gain valuable business experience from international travel and study abroad programs at Elon.
Payton Lukes is from Parker, Colorado. She is planning on majoring in accounting and minoring in English because she really enjoys working with numbers, and may be interested in applying to law school later in life. She's been riding horses for seven years now, and traveling across the country competing with them throughout high school. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, and played the clarinet in her school’s Wind Ensemble. She is thrilled to be a part of the Business Fellows program, and is looking forward to having an awesome group of motivated and talented people to work (and travel!) with throughout the next four years!
Meredith MacKenzie grew up in Wynnewood, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. She graduated from Merion Mercy Academy where she played varsity soccer, ran track, and participated in Mathletes and Photography Club. She was Vice President of the Social Studies Honors Society and President of the Business Club. Through the Business Club, she participated in the St. Joseph’s University stock market competition and organized the production and sale of over 500 student-designed laptop stickers with the proceeds supporting girls’ education in Nigeria. She has also worked as a summer camp counselor and babysitter for 6 years. Meredith intends on majoring in finance with a minor in communications. She looks forward to traveling to the United Arab Emirates and taking classes with her cohort, as well as taking advantage of other opportunities and connections afforded to the Business Fellows.
Caroline McGillivray is from Milton, Mass., where she graduated from Milton High School. In high school, she was on the varsity cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams, a member of the National Honors Society and the French club. She also has been involved in her town’s French Immersion program for twelve years where she had the opportunity to travel to francophone countries and obtain her DELF. She has volunteered at BID medical hospitals in Boston as well as with youth running programs. Her passions include art, fitness and traveling. She plans to double major in accounting and French. She is very excited to be a part of the Business Fellows Program and the Elon community. She is looking forward to studying abroad during her time at Elon, meeting new friends and traveling to Dubai with the other Business Fellows.
Maura McNeil is from Fairfield, Connecticut. She plans on studying international business with a Spanish minor because she have always been interested in international affairs and expanding her knowledge on different cultures. In high school, she was captain of her volleyball team, and was involved in a variety of community service, one being a mentor program through an elementary school in my town. Her junior year, she started a club at her school where members make string bracelets that we donated to a nearby children’s hospital. For all four years, she studied both Latin and Spanish, and successfully completed both AP courses which sparked her interest in different languages and cultures. She is looking forward to all the benefits of being a business fellow, but most importantly being pushed to find her passions and challenged explore new ideas with a group of hardworking students and professors.
Robert Meehan (aka Rob or Robbie) is from Bedford, MA, and a recent Bedford High School graduate. He plans on studying economics or economic consulting at Elon due to his continued interest in investment, the stock market, and how the American economy works and interacts with foreign economies. In high school, he played baseball and hockey. His baseball career included two years of captainship and a selection to the DCL All Star team. He also participated in the business club, DECA. The most appealing part of the Elon Business Fellows Program is the opportunity to study abroad. Business Fellows will allow him to explore different parts of the business world and will force him to experience new cultures and activities. This program will give him a head start when he enters the workforce.
Stephen Mendoza grew up in Littleton, Colorado, where he attended D'Evelyn High School. He was an active member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Sources of Strength, and Student Voice. He was also an officer in the Interact Club, where he helped organize community service projects. During his time at D'Evelyn, he enjoyed playing tennis and running track and field. Outside of school, Stephen worked at Kumon tutoring center as a math and reading tutor for children of all ages. In his free time, Stephen enjoys photography and hiking with friends. Stephen plans on pursuing finance during his time at Elon due to his interest in the quantitative side of business. He is excited to start the Business Fellows program, make new friends in his cohort, and pursue challenging global opportunities.
Olivia Mubarek is from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, where she graduated from Newtown High School in the top 5% of her class. She was an active member of the National Honor Society and World Language National Honor Society. She received the Outstanding Service Award from Families United in Newtown (F.U.N.), a local non-profit organization that works with special needs children and their families. Olivia acquired leadership and marketing experience as a head-coach for a local gymnastics facility and working for a local health food restaurant and deli. She was appointed by Newtown High School as a math tutor where she tutors students struggling in math on a weekly basis. During her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and meeting new people. She also enjoys being with her family, friends and dog, Precious. She chose Elon because of the many opportunities afforded by the Business Fellows program. Olivia was highly impressed with the tightly knit Elon community, opportunities to gain real-world experience and Elon’s continued focus on the overall success of their students.
Liam O’Connor is from a small town outside of Orlando, Florida—Winter Park. Graduating from Trinity Preparatory School, he was heavily involved around the campus: from performing in shows to being the Photo Editor for the Chi Rho, Trinity Prep’s Yearbook, and Student Body President. As an upperclassman, he created two fundraisers that raised thousands of dollars for the school and local charities. Outside of class, Liam volunteered every Saturday at the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and worked with a local theatre performing School House Rock for title one schools. He is elated to join the Elon community and plans to major in economics and international business.
Andrew Perez is from Ridgewood, NJ. He lived in Basel, Switzerland for four years and graduated from Ridgewood High School. He received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence and was an active member of the Speech and Debate Club. Andrew earned the American Legion Award for his essay on Americanism and was invited to speak at the Ridgewood Memorial Day Service. He won back to back state championships on the varsity baseball team, earning All-League Honorable Mention his senior year. Outside of school, Andrew volunteered for the Special All Stars Baseball Program and Operation Beachhead during the summer. He intends to major in Finance with a concentration in International Business, and he hopes to work abroad one day. He is excited to gain valuable business experience through the program and is most looking forward to traveling with the other Business Fellows to Dubai.
Campbell Shepard is a graduate of Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was the team captain for varsity baseball and named an all-conference pitcher. Campbell also was a member of Mu Alpha Theta United States Mathematics Honor Society, Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society and the National Honor Society. He enjoyed serving his community as a church volunteer and Treasurer in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Campbell intends to major in finance or economics at Elon and appreciates the opportunity to partake in the Business Fellows cohort. He looks forward to engaging with fellow cohort members and traveling to Dubai in the January Term to gain insight on our global economy.
Chadwick Spears is from Wrentham, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Bishop Feehan High School, where he was a member of the English, History and National Honor Societies. He was also a member of the Economics Forum and competed on the varsity golf team. Outside of school, he volunteered weekly at a church service for mentally and physically handicapped adults, and has played in several basketball leagues for many years. He plans to major in finance and pre-law as he has a strong interest in the legal aspects of the financial and corporate world. One of the things he looks forward to as a business fellow is the opportunity to travel through studying abroad; He is excited to become enveloped in cultures which he has never experienced.
Andrew Stafford is from Olney, Maryland, where he graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. There he played varsity soccer and lacrosse and participated in the Future Business Leaders of America club and coached youth soccer. Additionally, he enjoyed volunteering for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and at Habitat for Humanity. Andrew plans to study accounting while exploring other minors particularly finance. He is most excited for the opportunity to travel abroad and get closer with his cohort.
Brett Thompson grew up in Pequannock and graduated from Pequannock Township High School. In high school, he spent four years playing both golf and soccer, and he participated in numerous clubs and organizations such as Senior Ambassadors, Habitat for Humanity, Student Government, Photography Club, National Honor Society, and he served as the president of Math League. Brett also placed 2nd in New Jersey at the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference for Sports and Entertainment Management. He plans on majoring in finance and mathematics, with the goal of becoming an actuary and analyzing risk. Travelling abroad, participating in cohort classes, and making new connections are the parts of the Business Fellow program Brett looks forward to.
William Waggoner is from Reston, Virginia, and attended St. John’s College High School in Washington D.C. At St. John’s, William was a De La Salle Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society, and a baseball catcher for four years. While serving his church’s clothing ministry, William used the skills he learned to complete a senior project of collecting and distributing baseball equipment to assist leagues in economically disadvantaged areas. History and Economics are his favorite subjects, and William intends to pursue majors in both accounting and economic consulting, with a minor in mathematics. William is excited to be a member of the Elon Business Fellows cohort, as he looks forward to the personal development the experience offers. Additionally, he is eager to take part in the Fellow’s trip to Dubai, as well as other opportunities that will strengthen his knowledge and understanding of the global business community.