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Undergraduate Awards

Each year, the Department of Economics honors a small number of outstanding undergraduate students in an awards reception held at the close of the spring semester. During this year’s undergraduate awards reception, the following students were recognized for their academic achievements.




Pictured from left to right: Christine Steigelman, Xavier Brumwell, Cody Schulz, Nicholas Brycz, Jesse Nagel, Barbara Kotei, Joel Drazin, Steven Crowe, Department Chair Timothy Vogelsang


Barbara Kotei
 – Barbara received an Edward A. and Eleanor B. Carlin Award and was also chosen as the department’s Outstanding Senior.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and was in the Econ Scholars program.  She was a member of the Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa, and was a Mastercard Foundation Scholar.  She served as an Undergraduate Assistant in Economics.  She was also president of the African Students Union, a super captain at International Student Orientation, and a volunteer in the community.  Barbara accepted a position as an equity research analyst with Credit Suisse.

Xavier Brumwell – Xavier received an Edward A. and Eleanor B. Carlin Award.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Math.  He was a member of the Econ Scholars program, the Honors College, and was a National Merit Scholar.  He also served as an Undergraduate Assistant in Economics and a Teaching Assistant in Math.  Xavier will attend MSU’s PhD program in Computational Mathematics.

Cody Schulz – Cody received an Edward A. and Eleanor B. Carlin Award.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a second degree in Economics and a minor in Political Economy.  He earned recognition as an Econ Scholar, Koch Scholar, Alumni Distinguished Scholar, and Phi Beta Kappa.  He earned first place three times at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.  Cody was president of MSU Model United Nations.  He accepted a position as an economic research analyst with the Department of Justice.

Christine Steigelman – Christine received an Edward A. and Eleanor B. Carlin Award.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Political Economy.  She was a member of the Econ Scholars program and an Undergraduate Assistant in Economics.  She was the department’s student representative on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council and the department’s social media manager.  Christine was also a research assistant in Economics and Political Science.

Nicholas Brycz – Nicholas received a George F. McGregor Scholarship.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with minors in Environmental Economics and Spanish.  Nicholas was a member of the Honors College and was an Undergraduate Assistant in Economics.  He participated in the MSU LeaderShape Institute.  He received the Office of Study Abroad Academic Excellence Award.  Nicholas plans to pursue a career as a financial analyst.

Joel Drazin – Joel received a George F. McGregor Scholarship.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  He plans to continue his undergraduate studies in pre-med and then attend medical school.

Jesse Nagel – Jesse received a George F. McGregor Scholarship.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with minors in Math, Political Economy, and Environmental and Sustainability Studies.  He was a member of the Honors College, the Econ Scholars program, and the Koch Scholars program.  He was also a RISE student mentor.  Jesse was a research assistant in three departments and published papers in two of them.  He was the department’s Featherstone nominee.  Jesse will attend MSU’s PhD program in Education Policy.

Steven Crowe – Steven received the Economics All-University Award for Excellence, given in honor of former Economics Professors Charles P. “Lash” Larrow and Walter Adams.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an additional major in Political Science.  He was a member of MSU’s Federal Reserve Challenge team.  Steven plans to pursue a PhD in Economics or Political Science.

 

 


 
Michigan State University Department of Economics