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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

Upcoming Events

(Info coming soon.)

Past Events

Annual Alumni Party 2017

Despite the uncooperative weather, we had a great turnout at the Department of Economics 2017 Alumni Party on April 21st at Fallon's Bar & Grill in Olivette.  Alums, current and former Faculty members, Graduate Students and old friends enjoyed catching up and reminiscing.  Pictures can be found in the Events Photo Gallery.  Thanks to all who participated!

UMSL Economics Career Panel 2017

Special thanks to our guest speakers for the April 19th UMSL Economics Career Panel, as well as to all those students who participated!

Career Day 2017
Phillip Prichard, BS 2010
     Strategic Employee Benefits Consultant, Risk Consulting Partners, LLC
Adam Richardson, BS/MA 2011
     Manager - Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Centene Corporation
Majana Reis, BS/MA 2005
     Transfer Pricing Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

Annual Economics Picnic 2016

Thanks to all who joined us at Irv Zeid Park in Olivette on Sunday, September 25, 2016 for the annual Economics Picnic.&; It was great seeing old friends again!

Annual Alumni Party 2016

Current and former Faculty members, Graduate Students and friends had fun at the Department of Economics 2016 Alumni Party on April 15th. Thanks to everyone who joined us at Fallon's Bar & Grill in Olivette. Pictures can be found in the Events Photo Gallery. It was great seeing everyone and catching up!

UMSL Economics Career Panel 2016 (formerly known as Career Day)

Thanks to all who participated in our UMSL Economics Career Panel on April 14th, especially our wonderful guest speakers!

Career Day 2016 

Craig Young, BS 2013 
     Consultant-Information Management, Daugherty Business Solutions
David Bryan, MA 2010 
     Model Validation Analyst-Credit Risk Management, U.S. Bank
Marisa Klein, BS 2012/MA 2015
     Digital Media Manager, Marquette Group
       (Update June 2016: Marisa is now a Digital Marketing Analyst at etrailer.)

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.

2016 Board

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

Gene Edmiston, BS 1991/MA 1993
Strategic Pricing Leader, Equifax
Gene Edmiston

Marisa Klein, BS 2012/MA 2015
Digital Marketing Analyst, etrailer
Marisa Klein
John Kovac (BS 1997), Aspire Consulting, and Josh Ulrich (BS 2005/MA 2005), Senior Quantitative Programmer & Analyst at DV Trading, are 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. 

Department of Economics Alumni AwardeesYear
Mary Suiter 2017
John Kovac 2016
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


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