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 2017:  Mark Richards won the Alumni/Faculty Economics Scholarship, Jacob Dillon and Kyle Lepore won the Amena Khatun Economics Scholarship, Kendall Newcomer won the Paul Haas Economics Scholarship, Emily Gunner was awarded the Navin Scholarship for Public Sector Economics, Luke Marcus won the John and Arleen Hoag Economics Scholarship, Kelsey Weaver and Presley Weaver were awarded the Dolores Reynolds Book Award and Nick Yeager won the Bartley Brennan Memorial Scholarship.
  • Fall 2016:  Giannina Celis won the Alumni/Faculty Economics Scholarship, Emily Gunner won the Amena Khatun Economics Scholarship, Grant Jones won the Paul Haas Economics Scholarship, Landon van der Molen was awarded the Navin Scholarship for Public Sector Economics, Brittany Pizzuli won the John and Arleen Hoag Economics Scholarship, Claire Nelson was awarded the Vimala Krishnan Book Award, Ryan Canterbury was awarded the Dolores Reynolds Book Award, and Andrew Lotz won the Karl and Joan Vogt Leadership in Economics Award.
  • Fall 2015:  Andrew Lotz won The Karl Vogt Economics Scholarship in Economics Award, Adam Toth won the Dolores Reynolds Book Award, Ryan Canterbury won the Vimala Krishnan Book Award, the John Hoag Economics Scholarship was awarded to Matt Kovach, the Navin Scholarship for Public Sector Economics was awarded to Paxton Edwards and Brett Lippian, Quentin McKinnon and Anderson Okuley won the Paul Haas Economics Scholarship, Kourtney Greco and Emily Little won the Amena Khatun Economics Scholarship, Shannon Wilson won the Alumni/Faculty Economics Scholarship, the Kyoo Kim Economics Scholarship was awarded to Brittany Pizzuli and Brian Healey won the Economics Book Award.
  • 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 2017:  Giannina Celis, Jacob Dillon, Mina Milovic
  • Spring 2016:  Marina Costa, Jia Duan, Grant Jones, Michelle Pogozelski, Alyssa Pyles, Mark Richards.
  • Fall 2015:  Kevin Burgett and Emily Gunner.
  • Spring 2015:  Michael Bixel, Natalie Letostak, Michaela Pendergrass, Michael Thompson, Shannon Wilson, and Ruoning Han.
  • Fall 2014:  Paxton Edwards, Emily Little, Adam Toth, and Leanne Wainio
  • 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.

Spring 2016, Kourtney Greco, was selected as the top graduating economics student.  Kourtney is a double major – Applied Economics and Accounting.  Her internships include:  Audit intern at Nationwide, Department Auditor in the Merchandise Department for Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Office Intern at Alpha Care Adult Day Center, and owner/writer of Creative Children’s Tales.  She has been involved with the following organizations during her college career:  President, Vice President of Finances, and Executive Assistant for Kreischer Hall Council, member of BGSU Resident Student Association, Finalist Participant in the Dallas-Hamilton Center For Entrepreneurial Leadership Falcon Hatchery, National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, Treasurer and Secretary for Economics Club, President and Vice President of Entrepreneurship Club, and a member of Sailing Club

Ben Zauski won the College of Business Karl E. Vogt Outstanding Senior Award in Spring 2015.  Ben graduated in summer 2015 earning his Bachelor of Science in Economics as well as a bachelor’s in statistics from the College of Arts & Sciences. Zauski has been a leader in the Actuarial Science Society and had an actuarial internship with Cincinnati Insurance Companies. He is a mathematics and statistics tutor and was promoted to the position of tutor mentor, managing the University’s tutoring center.  As an honors student, Zauski became a College Reading and Learning Association Certified International Tutor through a year-and-a-half training process. Zauski was the first person to graduate from our new Master’s in financial economics program at BGSU in Spring 2016.

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.  Fast forward four years and Clayton has a successful career working as a Buyer for the Ford Motor Company.  See his story:  http://www.bgsu.edu/news/2016/05/driven-for-ford.html