Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Department Spotlight

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Award Winners for 2022 Heading link

On behalf of the Department of Economics, we want to recognize the achievements of several of our most outstanding graduate and undergraduate students in the program. We are impressed by what you have accomplished in the classroom, in the UIC Community, and beyond, especially in the face of the challenging circumstances presented by the COVID – 19 pandemic.



Darren Lubotsky, Director of Graduate Studies

Marcus Casey, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Steven Rivkin, Department Head




Graduate Student Awards


James Doti Award – Outstanding Research Accomplishments

Richard Campbell


Winifred Geldard Memorial Award – Outstanding Third Year Paper

Samuel Wylde


Sylvia L. Saffrin Memorial Award – Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Meiqing Ren


Mitch Krask Award – Outstanding Performance in First and Second year coursework

Raissa Dantas, Ayman Shakeel and Noah Zeldin



Undergraduate Student Awards


For Outstanding Academic Achievement:


James Doti Award

Karie Conley


Winifred Geldard Memorial Award

Steven Li and Bella Patel


Silvia Saffrin Memorial Award

Karen John


Bassett, Chiswick, Kosobud, and Stokes Award

Alexandra Durdevic


Pitis – Diaz Memorial Award

Chinenye Nwume


For Outstanding Service and Leadership:


Ronald Moses Memorial Award

Marisol Lay