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    Thesis and Student Awards

    • Alan Yeung 16' winner of the Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award. He is currently working as a Systems Administrator Associate at Lockheed Martin
      Alan Yeung 16' winner of the Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award. He is currently working as a Systems Administrator Associate at Lockheed Martin
    • Alan Yeung 16' winner of the Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award. He is currently working as a Systems Administrator Associate at Lockheed Martin
      Quinn Webb 16' received the Robin Satterwhite Thesis Award. She is now working at Larimer Lounge, where she tackles "every aspect of event creation: promotions, audiovisual, booking, and general planning."
    • Peter Wailes 16' received the Robert Rubin Prize in Mathematical Economics. He is currently exploring the consulting space with internships at Analysis Group and The Oxford Group.
      Peter Wailes 16' received the Robert Rubin Prize in Mathematical Economics. He is currently exploring the consulting space with internships at Analysis Group and The Oxford Group.
    • Shannon McCarthy 16' received the Robert Rubin Prize in Political Economy. She is currently working as a GIS Intern at Arrowstreet Inc. where she manages and utilizes data to produce campus master plans for military bases using ArcGIS.
      Shannon McCarthy 16' received the Robert Rubin Prize in Political Economy. She is currently working as a GIS Intern at Arrowstreet Inc. where she manages and utilizes data to produce campus master plans for military bases using ArcGIS.
    • William Richmond 15' received the Bruni Award for submitting his senior thesis for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. He is currently teaching at AmeriCorps and working as a Ski Instructor in Crested Butte.
      William Richmond 15' received the Bruni Award for submitting his senior thesis for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. He is currently teaching at AmeriCorps and working as a Ski Instructor in Crested Butte.
    • Gavin Nachbar 14' was the recipient of the Robert E. Rubin Award in Mathematical Economics, Ray O. Werner Thesis Award, and the Van Skilling Award. After graduation, he went on to work at Dropbox in Sales Strategy. He currently works at Premise Data.
      Gavin Nachbar 14' was the recipient of the Robert E. Rubin Award in Mathematical Economics, Ray O. Werner Thesis Award, and the Van Skilling Award. After graduation, he went on to work at Dropbox in Sales Strategy. He currently works at Premise Data.
    • James Lanergan 15' received the Robert E. Pizzi Scholarship. He is currently working in the El Pomar Fellowship Program-- a two-year, highly competitive program that provides management experience and leadership training.
      James Lanergan 15' received the Robert E. Pizzi Scholarship. He is currently working in the El Pomar Fellowship Program-- a two-year, highly competitive program that provides management experience and leadership training.
    • Lauren Bieber 16' was the recipient of the Robert E. Pizzi Scholarship. She is currently working as an Analyst at Slate Partners, a boutique investment bank that provides sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services.
      Lauren Bieber 16' was the recipient of the Robert E. Pizzi Scholarship. She is currently working as an Analyst at Slate Partners, a boutique investment bank that provides sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services.
    • Ganesh Karapakula was the recipient of both the Kenneth J. Curran and the Robin Satterwhite Thesis Award for his thesis on Income Elasticities in India.
      Ganesh Karapakula was the recipient of both the Kenneth J. Curran and the Robin Satterwhite Thesis Award for his thesis on Income Elasticities in India.

    Thesis Awards

    The department offers several different awards for students who produce an outstanding thesis during their senior year.  Short descriptions of the award follow.

    Ray O. Werner Thesis Award

    Presented to the graduating senior who has written the most outstanding senior thesis. 

     

    Robin Satterwhite Thesis Award

    Presented to the graduating senior who has done outstanding innovative independent research, either towards his/her senior thesis or some other economics project.

     

    Jerome V. Bruni Research Award

    Presented to senior thesis writers who show promise to produce their thesis results in a peer reviewed journal or to present the paper at a peer reviewed academic meeting. 


    Student Awards

    The department offers several different awards for students who have performed extraordinarily within  the department.  Short descriptions of the award follow.

    The David Preston Memorial Award for Sophomore Students

    The David Preston Memorial Award is awarded to sophomores who have not only excelled in their studies but also to students who, by being recognized with this award early in their Colorado College career, might be motivated to achieve even more during their last two years in college. This award was funded in memory of David Preston, by his parents. David was a student that was both an Economics major and also was a paraprofessional in the department for several years.

    Kenneth J. Curran Award

    The Kenneth J. Curran Award is the result of Curran’s deep commitment to the liberal arts ideal. It is given to the graduate in economics with the highest academic average in courses taken in the divisions of humanities and natural sciences, with a minimum of nine units outside the Economics Department.

    Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award

    The Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award is given each year to the outstanding senior graduate in Economics. The award is given in memory of Professor Kenneth J. Curran and his wife, Elizabeth Hare Curran. He was a beloved teacher of economics, chairman of the department, and dean of the college.

    Robert William Kaye Award

    The Robert William Kaye Award is presented to the outstanding economics major with strong performance in business courses. Robert Kaye was a business major in the Class of 1941. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps and was killed in action in March 1944. This award was established by the family and friends of Captain Kaye.

    Robert Rubin Award in Political Economy

    This award is given to the outstanding senior graduate in international political economy.

    Robert Rubin Award in Mathematical Economics

    This award is given to the outstanding senior graduate in mathematical economics.

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Presented to student(s) recommended by the faculty to join the Phi Beta  Kappa Society. Students are selected based on their exemplary academic record and civic achievement, including breadth of inquiry in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.