Prospective Economics Students
A Message from the Chair ...
Dear Alumni and Friends,
Greetings from the Department of Economics to our alumni, supporters and friends. A good number of our undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees last year and, as always, most of them did very well in the job market.
Last April, the Department recognized its outstanding students at its annual banquet. Craig Gevelinger received the 12th Economics Alumni Scholarship, fully funded by the financial contributions of our alumni. Proceeds of the scholarship's seed money established by Dr. Glen McConkey, the Chair of the Department in the 1970's, were awarded to Kyle Baumgartner and Jeremy Davis with the 25th McConkey Scholarship. The Dr. Ahmad Murad Scholarship, established in 1991 in memory of the former chair of the department, recognized Erik Adamiec and Erik Pizer to receive the 13th Murad Scholarship. The Baumgartner Scholarship, a joint scholarship among several disciplines, was awarded to Edward Kain.
Economics faculty are engaged in a variety of professional activities and have earned recognition for themselves as well as the institution. Dr. Tim Mason, who was on sabbatical leave, returned to Eastern to assume the responsibilities of the Undergraduate Advisement. Dr. Corley, the former advisor for over 30 years, retired in May of 2003. Speaking of sabbatical, Dr. Alan Grant is on leave for the academic year doing research on the Island of Palau in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, while Dr. Minh Dao’s leave keeps him active in the department.
We are delighted to have Dr. Hui Li join our department. She received he Ph. D in Economics from the University of New Mexico and specializes in Environmental and Natural Resources and Econometrics. Dr. Hal Nordin, our emeritus faculty, Dr. Terry Parks, emeritus faculty from Indiana State University, and Mr. Donald Jordan have joined us as adjunct faculty this year. Dr. Eric Hake continues serving as the graduate advisor. Dr. Ghent is the advisor to the Economics Club, which is active in all areas of educational and social affairs. The Financial Trip Program took another 10 students to observe the operation of major financial institutions in Chicago. Our next trip, under the supervision of Dr. Mason, is scheduled for March/April of 2005, and as always, we look forward to seeing you at our reunion.
Please visit the Department's web site at http://www.eiu.edu/~economics/ We rely on your feedback to help us strengthen our quality program offerings. As always, your intellectual contributions feed the necessary program changes to enable our graduates to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We are always on the lookout for promising students who are interested in economics. We welcome your written suggestions and look forward to seeing you at homecomings and whenever you are in Charleston.
Dr. Ebrahim Karbassioon
Last updated: Wednesday 05th of May 2010 02:59:32 PM
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