Tunay Oguz, University of New Mexico, Department of Economics, is the recipient of a cash prize research award at the second annual Pansy Elizabeth Jacobs Jackson Student Research Competition held by the National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates 22nd Annual Conference.
From President Frank’s Weekly Perspective – 11.18.13
Congratulations, UNM Student Scholars!
I would like to recognize two students whose achievements reflect greatly on the quality of our university. Iric Guthrie and Jake Wellman are finalists for two of the world’s most prestigious and competitive scholarships, the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships.
Iric, an Economics major & Foreign Languages minor, is a finalist for the Rhodes scholarship, awarded to only 32 students nationwide. If he is awarded, he will study Medical Anthropology and Public Health at the University of Oxford prior to entering a medical school in the United States.
Jake, our former Student Regent, graduated from UNM in May 2013 and is currently working as a policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship, which is awarded to only 40 students nationwide. If he's awarded, he will study Environmental Economics and Climate Change at the London School of Economics.
Congratulations to both our students for being finalists, and best wishes.
Tunay was awarded the Rhonda Williams Prize at the Annual International Association for Feminist Economics IAFFE conference in Palo Alto, CA for her field paper, Changes in Women's Empowerment in Turkey, Which she presented there.
About the Prize
In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics IAFFE has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams' legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual IAFFE conference and present a paper.
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