Undergraduate Women in Economics finalist for Student Involvement Award

MU Economics

The Undergraduate Women in Economics (UWE) student group was a finalist for the Diversity Development Award presented by the Center of Student Involvement. The Diversity Development Award is awarded to the recognized student organization/university program that has worked to continually promote diversity through programming and membership development. Dr. Parsons, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, stated in his nomination letter “Since the group's founding in 2021, it has grown to roughly one hundred members, making it the largest student organization in our department. Moreover, as our department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, I credit much of the recent increase in female representation among our majors (from about 25% to nearly 50%) to the group's efforts in mentorship and support of women.” Economics Department Chair Dr. Milyo stated in his nomination letter “The women of UWE have been incredible ambassadors for our program; they have been very ambitious in bringing in guest speakers, running outreach events, and providing a forum for women in our program. The energy and esprit de corps created by UWE is an incredible asset not only for recruiting majors, but for improving the quality of the educational environment in our department.” The Department of Economics is proud of all the hard work by UWE and the recognition of their achievements. (In photo, left to right: Katrina Haman, Head of External Relations, Dr. Alyssa Carlson, Faculty Advisor, and Abbigayle Mills, Head of Internal Relations, at the 2023 Student Involvement Awards ceremony).