Gordon Ford College of Business News
WKU's Top Economics Students Initiated in Honor Society
- Communication Staff
- Monday, April 9th, 2018
The WKU chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics initiated 22 students and one business leader during its annual initiation banquet held Friday, April 6.
These initiates join college students in 678 chapters across the world in recognition of scholastic attainment in economics. Students who are invited to membership in ODE must have completed 12 credit hours of economics courses, have attained a 3.0 GPA or better in those economics courses, and have an overall 3.0 GPA.
Jim Finn, retired Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Automatic Data Processing (ADP), provided practical applications of economic thought to the audience. Finn received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the WKU Department of Economics. Finn, who currently resides in Southlake, Texas, also receives an honorary initiation into the honor society.
“Qualifying for and accepting membership in ODE is a way students can reward themselves for their own hard work and dedication in their studies,” said Dr. Cathy Carey, Chair of the Department of Economics. “It also tells employers and graduate schools that these students are at the top of their class.”
2018 Student Initiates include:
Emina Alagic, an Accounting major and Economics minor from Bowling Green, Ky.
R. Jacob Applin, a Master of Applied Economics major from Franklin, Ky.
William R. Bennett, a Mathematical Economics major from Owensboro, Ky.
Flavio A. Chavarri Miranda, an Economics and Management double major from Peru
Zachary A. Cook, an Economics major from Evansville, Ind.
Natalie R. Culver, a Business Economics major from Louisville, Ky.
Justin P. Downey, an Economics major from Louisville, Ky.
Crosby J. Gardner, a Mathematical Economics major from Paducah
Zachary K. Hensley, a Finance major and Economics minor from Bowling Green, Ky.
James E. Hill, Finance major and Economics minor from Franklin, Ky.
William C. Hughes, an International Business and Economics double major from Russellville, Ky.
Maria D. Long, a Mathematical Economics major from Mount Washington, Ky.
David K. Merdian, an Economics major from Louisville, Ky.
Caroline A. Miller, an Economics and Journalism double major from Mount Sterling, Ky.
Paige S. O’Connell, a Mathematical Economics and Spanish double major from Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
Omolewa I. Oyekola, an Accounting major and Economics and Finance double minor from Mansfield, Tex.
Rachel L. Pearson, an Economics and Political Science double major from Bowling Green, Ky.
Dylan Phillippi, a Marketing and Applied Data Analytics major and Economics minor from Somerset, Ky.
Jeffrey E. Ranger, an Economics major from Bowling Green, Ky.
Shelton E. Scharhag, an Economics and German double major from Bowling Green, Ky.
Emily R. Thomas, a Mathematical Economics major from Elizabethtown, Ky.
Jacob M. Tipton, an Economics major from Taylorsville, Ky.