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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.

  • In 2013, we had eleven economics students who won department awards.  Scott Zacharias won the Alumni/Faculty Economics Scholarship, David Hector won the Navin Scholarship for Public Sector Economics Award, and Bethany Lemont won the John Hoag Scholarship.  In addition, Alex Batt and Kyle Smith won the Amena Khatun Economics Scholarships, Ethan Olenik and Emily Sansenbaugher won the Vimala Krishnan Book Awards, Chad Sumsion won the Dolores Reynolds Book Award, Paxton Edwards and David Westmeyer won the Paul Haas Scholarships, and Madison Huff was awarded the Karl and Joan Vogt Leadership Scholarship in Economics.
  • 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.
  • Three economics students were inducted into Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities in 2012 and one student was inducted in 2013.  These students were selected for this honor based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in co-curricular activities, and potential for continued success.  The inductees were Clayton Stewart, Curtis Doster, and Mackenzie Albach and our 2013 inductee was Facundo Bouzat.  
  • James Nabors won the Omicron Delta Epsilon Outstanding Student Leadership Award in 2011-2012 (ODE Gold Key award).   
  • In 2012, we had five economics students who won department awards.  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, and Facundo Bouzat won the Dolores Reynolds Book Award.  Our newest award, the Karl and Joan Vogt Leadership Scholarship in Economics, was awarded to Kyla Huband.
  • In 2012, four BGSU Economics students won awards at our Annual Undergraduate Economics Student Paper Conference which is held each Spring by the Economics Department.  Graduate Students, 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.  In 2013, LaQuinda Butler, from BGSU, won third place in the Macroeconomics division.
  • The Economics Department inducted several new members into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Economics Honorary Society. 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.  Fall 2011:   Alex Benson, Facundo Bouzat, Curtis Doster, Sara Esfahani, Muzi Li, James Nabors.  Spring 2011:  Aynur Abdurahmanova, Mackenzie Albach, Ashley Bleckner, Logan Buck, Yuting Chen, Kyla Huband, Sebastian Kalmbach, Mentor Mehmedi, Alfonso Mendez, Jacob Wert, Ian Thomas Willinger, Qiong Xia.
  • In 2011, two economics students were inducted into Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.  Our inductees were Greg Cornish and Curtis Doster. 
  • Facundo Bouzat was named All-American Attorney out of 5,200 students who participated in Intercollegiate Mock Trial in the Des Moines National Championship Finals in 2011.
  • Greg Cornish won the ODE Outstanding Student Leadership Award in 2011 (ODE Gold Key award). 
  • In 2011, we had several students win department and college awards.  The Department scholarship winners:  Jay Nabors won the Alumni/Faculty Economics Scholarship, Kyla Huband won the Navin Scholarship for Public Sector Economics Award, Curtis Doster won the Vimala Krishnan Book Award, and Alex Benson won the Dolores Reynolds Book Award.  College Awards:  Clayton Stewart was awarded the E.C. Powell Scholarship.