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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

In the Spotlight


UMSL Economics Alumni with PhDs

UMSL Distinguished Economics Alumni


Upcoming Events

Annual Economics Picnic

Sunday, September 25, 2016

12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Irv Zeid Park in Olivette

Past Events

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 are coming soon 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
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. 

UMSL Department of Economics Alumni Awardees Year
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


Linked-In for UMSL Economics Alumni