Arit Umana from Sherwin Williams (l) and NOCHE president Rob Briggs present the Expy award to Dr.Charles Campisi (center)

BW shines at the 2016 Expys, which celebrate internships and the value of experiential learning. 

BW Excels at Regional Internship Awards

April 22, 2016

Arit Umana from Sherwin Williams (l) and NOCHE president Rob Briggs present the Expy award to Dr.Charles Campisi (center)With experiential learning a key ingredient in a BW education, it’s no wonder BW had two finalists and a winner at the 2016 Expy Awards presented by The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) and Cleveland Business Connects (CBC) magazine. NOCHE’s flagship awards program honors the best interns, supervisors, and internship programs in Northeast Ohio.

BW sport management professor, Charles Campisi, Ph.D. won the Expy Award for "Best College Advisor," with Andrew Merolla, Ph.D., a BW alumnus who now serves on his alma mater's  communication studies faculty, was among the select group of four finalists in the same category. Laurel Steinetz '16, a public relations major from Westlake, who interned at Presbytery of the Western Reserve, was chosen as a finalist in the “Best Intern” category.

Linking Classroom Learning to the Workplace

Expy Awards for Best InternshipsNOCHE received hundreds of nominations in seven categories: best intern, best supervisor, best new internship, best small company internship, best large company internship, best college advisor, and coolest internship. 

“We are excited to continue the tradition of recognizing excellence in experiential learning because of the many high quality programs and the people who make them work,” NOCHE Associate Vice President Brenda Davis Smith said. “Internships and co-ops are becoming more and more important because they link classroom learning and the workplace.”