May 10, 2010

Economics students receive scholarships

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Department of Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale honored several of its top students as the academic year 2009-10 comes to a close.

Benjamin Miller (Batavia) received the Glenn W. and Cornelia Y. Miller Endowed Scholarship Fund Award. That award goes to an upper classman or a graduate student majoring in economics or public policy and specializing in labor economics. Miller is a senior and an economics major.

Andrew I. Jones (Whittington) received the Garrett E. and Susan J. Pierce Scholarship, which goes to an outstanding economics major. Jennifer A. Murray (O’Fallon) received the Outstanding Achievement in Economics award. Pavlo Buryi, an international student from Kiev, Ukraine, earned the Outstanding Junior Class Award.

Students who major in economics and meet academic requirements receive the Thomas and Chany Chung Scholarship, a financial award that helps economics students pursue their major. This year’s recipients are, by hometown:


• Arlington Heights -- Thomas M. Cohen

• Blue Island -- Elijah S. Roberts

• Cambria -- Anthony T. Hultz

• Carbondale -- Jenna Ranee Jamieson, Andrew R. Volker

• Carterville -- Rudy D. Kellum

• Chicago -- David W. Green

• Columbia -- Timothy M. Donovan

• Energy -- Joshua T. Mocilan

• Fisher -- Kenneth Springer

• Garrett -- Todd G. Moe

• Harrisburg -- Richard Sloan

• Hazel Crest -- Krystal M. Lofton

• Lansing -- Chiemeka A. Urnesi

• Makanda -- Derek M. Conley

• O’Fallon -- Jennifer A. Murray

• Olney -- Aaron E. Anderson

• Whittington -- Andrew I. Jones

• Woodstock -- Mark R. Gaylord -- also the winner of the annual Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award

International Students

• Kapellan, Belgium -- Falk De Beenhouwer

• Kiev, Ukraine -- Pavlo Buryi

• Currently of Carbondale Miki Fukuchi