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Recent Student Accomplishments

Students in the Department of Economics are often the recipients of awards or earn recognition from a campus or national agency.  Below we report some of the recent awards that our students have won.

  • We had several students win department scholarships at the CBA Honors and Awards Banquet.

Fall 2014:  Leanne Wainio won The Karl and Joan Vogt Leadership in Economics Award, Robert Everard won the Dolores Reynolds Book Award; Grant Jones won the Vimala Krishnan Book Award; Benjamin Zauski won the John Hoag Economics Scholarship; Matthew Kovach won the Navin Scholarship for Public Sector Economics; Paxton Edwards won the Paul Haas Economics Scholarship; and the Amena Khatun Economics Scholarships were awarded to Alex Batt, Kourtney Greco, David Westmeyer, Erik Dupont, Michael Thompson, Emily Little, Adam Toth, Brittany Pizzuli, Michaela Pendergrass, and Tia Newlove.

Fall 2013:  Scott Zacharias won the Alumni/Faculty Economics Scholarship; David Hector won the Navin Scholarship for Public Sector Economics; Ethan Olenik and Emily Sansenbaugher won the Vimala Krishnan Book Award; Chad Sumsion won the Dolores Reynolds Book Award; Madison Huff won The Karl and Joan Vogt Leadership in Economics Award; David Westmeyer and Paxton Edwards won the Paul Haas Economics Scholarship, Kyle Smith and Alex Batt won the Amena Khatun Economics Scholarship, and Bethany Lemont won the John Hoag Economics Scholarship.

Fall 2012:  Michael Bajic won the Alumni/Faculty Economics Scholarship, Jordan Navin won the Navin Scholarship for Public Sector Economics Award, Tyler Appt won the Vimala Krishnan Book Award, Facundo Bouzat won the Dolores Reynolds Book Award, and Kyla Huband was awarded the Karl and Joan Vogt Leadership Scholarship in Economics.

  • Several of our Economics students were inducted into Who’s Who in American Colleges. They were selected for this honor based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in co-curricular activities, and potential for continued success.
    • 2013/14:  Andrew Wallace and Benjamin Zauski
    • 2013/12:  Facundo Bouzat
    • 2012/13:  Clayton Stewart, Curtis Doster, and Mackenzie Albach
  • The Economics Department inducted several new members into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Economics Honorary Society. 
    • Spring 2014:  Yunlong Fan, Shuaichuan Feng, Faezeh Ghazi, Matthew Kovach, Brett Rowley, Alison Sabin, and Benjamin Zauski.
    • Fall 2013: Sheikh Jafar Emran, Devin Fahl, Michael Fetters, Curtis Germann, David Hector, Madison Huff, Marvin Njoroge, Emily Sansenbaugher, and Scott Zacharias.
    • Spring 2013: Fei Huang, Ethan Olenik, Christopher Seedorf, Jessica Sheppard, and Chad Sumsion.
    • Fall 2012: Chelsea French, Dan Hoffman, Steve Kalinic, and Jenni Troyer. 
    • Spring 2012:  Michael Funk, Jordan Navin, Clayton Stewart, Eva Bochorishvili, Timur Gaysin, Jason Mikolajewski, Matthew Muenster, Christopher Olvey, and Eng Ee Tan.
  • The Economics Departments hold an Annual Undergraduate Economics Student Paper Conference each spring.  The following BGSU Economics students won awards at our Annual Conference:
    • 2014:  Jeff Kellermeyer won third place in the Macroeconomics division
    • 2013:  LaQuinda Butler won third place in the Macroeconomics division
    • 2012:  Matthew Muenster and Sara Esfahani captured first and second places in the Masters category, respectively.  Curtis Doster took second place for his paper in Macroeconomics and Clayton Stewart tied for third place in the Microeconomics category.
  • Trevor Bischoff won the College of Business Karl E. Vogt Outstanding Senior Award.  Trevor graduated in spring 2014 with four specializations in the College of Business:  applied economics, finance, accounting, and business analytics and intelligence.  Trevor has been a leader in the College of Business as well as throughout the University.  He has served as Student Ambassador for the College of Business, an orientation leader, a resident advisor, President of Delta Sigma Pi, as well as President of Kappa Sigma.  Trevor was the recipient of multiple scholarships, served as a teaching assistant for a class of over 300 students and served as a tutor at the Learning Commons.
  • Spring 2012, Clayton Stewart, a BSBA Economics and supply chain specialization major, was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award for 2012 (Beyond BG).  In addition, Clayton was also awarded the George MacRitchie Memorial Scholarship and was honored at the BGSU Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Awards Ceremony as a recipient of the Individual Student Excellence Award.