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Student Awards – 2021

April 12, 2021

Student Awards

April 12, 2021

Each year we honor students who demonstrate academic achievement, strong character, leadership skills, community involvement and many more outstanding qualities during our Annual Spring Honors & Awards Ceremony.  Below are the honorees from the John E. Walker Department of Economics:

Harvey J. Wheeler Award for Outstanding Senior in Economics

The Harvey J. Wheeler award is presented by family, friends, and colleagues as a memorial to Dr. Harvey J. Wheeler, who served as the first Chair of the Economics Department. The recipients of this award are graduating seniors who have exhibited the best overall performance.

  • Carly M. Bouts, Spartanburg, SC
  • Anthony V. Depietto, Holland, PA
  • Likhita Kavuru, Fortr Mill, SC
  • Kaitlyn M. Sivertsen, Ladson, SC

 

Hugh H. Macaulay Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

Professor Hugh H. Macaulay, a life-long leader in economic education at Clemson University, endowed a fund for the purpose of recognizing outstanding performance in the graduate program. The Hugh H. Macaulay Award is given to the student who has demonstrated the most promise in graduate coursework.

  • Ward M. Reesman, Vermillion, SD

Marian L. Harris Award for Excellence in Economics

The Marian L. Harris Award for Excellence in Economics was created by the Economics Department in memory of Marian L. Harris, who together with her son John, was a long-time supporter of the department’s undergraduate program. Recipients of this award are selected based on superior classroom performance, a high-quality senior thesis, or outstanding service.

  • Benjamin P. Adams, Niantic, CT
  • Jessica A. Cole, Chapin, SC
  • Meredith C. Harley, Summerville, SC
  • Apoorva H. Mehta, Fort Mill, SC
  • Jacob V. Sargent, Aiken, SC

Robert D. Tollison Award for Excellence in Economics

The Robert D. Tollison Award was created in memory of Robert D. Tollison, a long-time faculty member and supporter of the Economics Department.  Recipients of this award are selected based on superior classroom performance, a high-quality senior thesis, or outstanding service.

  • Francisco Celis Villagrana, Simpsonville, SC

 

The John E. Walker Department of Economics would also like to recognize its Ph.D. students who were recipients of departmental awards for outstanding research paper for 2nd and 3rd year students.

Ph.D. Student awards for Outstanding Research Paper:

2021

  • Guncha Babajanova – 3rd year student
  • Hugo Vaca Periera Rocha – 2nd year student

2020

  • Aspen Fryberger Underwood – 3rd year student
  • Cory Simpkins – 2nd year student

 



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