Contact Us!

Please stay in touch with the department!  We'd like to know what you are doing and keep you up to date on our activities.   Or, if you are in a position to hire or are looking for a new job, let us know. Networking is key! Contact Anne Winkler at, alumni coordinator, or any other faculty member (see faculty list for phone numbers/e-mails).      

About Our Alumni

In the Spotlight


UMSL Economics Alumni with PhDs

UMSL Distinguished Economics Alumni


Upcoming Events

Annual Alumni Party -- NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR!!!!

  -  Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
  -  Fallon's Bar and Grill, 9200 Olive Blvd, Olivette --
        just off I-170 & Olive.

Past Events

Annual Alumni Party 2015

Current and former Faculty members, Graduate Students and Friends had a great time at the Department of Economics 2015 Alumni Party on April 17th.  Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Market Pub House in the Delmar Loop.  Be sure to check out all the pictures in the Events Photo Gallery.  It was fun to see everyone and catch up!

Career Day 2015

Career Day 2014

  Thanks to all who participated in  
  Career Day on April 13th, especially 
  our wonderful guest speakers!

Elise Barry, BS 2012
    Project Analyst, CrowdSource
Richard Baniak, BS 1986, MA 1995
    Divisional CFO, Advanced Products, The Boeing Company
Quentin McGuffey, BS 2013
   Securities Operations Specialist, Wells Fargo Advisors


Past Career Days   



About the UMSL Economics Alumni Board

The Alumni Board was initiated in 2007 by faculty member Lea Kosnik to help the UMSL Department of Economics better maintain links to our alumni and to get advice, as needed, regarding academic offerings and other department initiatives. The Board also created a Department of Economics Alumni Award to honor alumni who have provided exceptional support to the department and its activities. The Inaugural Board was comprised of alumni John Kovac, Geetanjali Pande and Ryan Metcalf.

2014 Board

Lauren (Block) Dickens, BS 2008/MA 2008
Assistant Professor, St. Charles Community College
Lauren Block Dickens  

John Kovac, BS 1997
Managing Partner, Aspire Consulting
John Kovac

Joshua Ulrich, BS 2005/MA 2005
Senior Quantitative Programmer & Analyst, DV Trading
Josh Ulrich

Ryan Metcalf (BS 2001, Business Analyst at Enterprise-Rent-a Car) is rotating off the Board.


Alumni Award

The award is given to an alumnus who has shown consistent and exceptional support of the Economics Department and its activities. 

UMSL Department of Economics Alumni Awardees Year
Bruce Welz 2015
Jesse Wolfersberger 2014
Randall Ehret 2013
Matthew Crowley 2012
Michael Kennamann 2010
Sarapage McCorkle 2009
(co-winners) Gene Edmiston & Bill Nieman 2008


Linked-In for UMSL Economics Alumni