Congratulations to Economics Department alum, Tom Dolezal (BA 2009, MA 2011), who was awarded one of six FirstEnergy’s President’s Awards which are given to employees who show leadership, innovation and commitment. Tom is an Analyst III, Retail Tariff Analysis & Forecasting at FirstEnergy and was recognized for automating and stream-lining a process that calculates metered but unbilled sales and revenue. Keep up the good work, Tom!!
Economics Department Assistant Professor, Dr. Sucharita Ghosh, was profiled this spring 2015 in the University of Kansas, Department of Economics, Alumni newsletter, The KU Economist. Dr. Ghosh received bother her master’s (1989) and her doctoral (1993) degrees at KU. Read KU’s profile here.
We congratulate economics department alumnus, Jeff Murphy, who has been promoted to the role of Vice President at Dominion East Ohio and will lead the Ohio operations beginning April 1, 2015. Jeff earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at the University of Akron. He began his career at the former East Ohio Gas Company in 1986 and has held a variety of positions and leadership roles. In 2008 he became Managing Director of Commercial Operations and in 2014 he became General Manager of Commercial Operations. Jeff continues to be active in guiding the course of the department as a member of the Economics Department Advisory Board.
The Dilley Family Endowed Scholarship
The Department of Economics is grateful for David and Lessia Dilley’s gift to establish The Dilley Family Endowed Scholarship in Economics. In 1973, David received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science. He serves on both the Economics Department Advisory Board and The University of Akron National Alumni Board of Directors.
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