Joseph K. Heyman Scholarship

Joseph K. Heyman Scholarship2018-11-17T02:59:38+00:00

Named for the founder of our club and AEC's first president, the Atlanta Economics Club presents the Joseph K. Heyman scholarship to an outstanding student in economics. This scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a metropolitan Atlanta college or university.The application deadline for the 2018-2019 Scholarship is November 30, 2018.

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2017 — 2018 Recipients

Roberto Lorena
Roberto LorenaGeorgia State University
Undergraduate Scholarship

Roberto is a Georgia State University student pursuing a BBA in Business Economics. He has an overall GPA of 3.86, and he is currently working as a Financial Associate with Peachtree Financial Group and College Planning.  He has also worked as a research assistant for Dr. Jonathan Smith at GSU. After graduating from GSU in May 2018, he plans to work for an economic development organization and obtain his Certified Business Economist certification from National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He eventually hopes to pursue a graduate degree in economics.

Asmaa Malik
Asmaa Malik Georgia State University
Undergraduate Scholarship

Asmaa Malik is a student at Georgia State University pursuing a Masters in Economics. She is expected to complete her MA in Fall 2019. Asmaa works as a Public Finance Fellow at Georgia State University's Center for State and Local Finance. She is very interested in urban economics, and she aspires to become a site-selection consultant in the food-service or restaurant industry. Asmaa also has her own food blog where she combines her interest in food with economics by examining statistical data from readers. Her long run goal is to become a college professor.

Maryam Salihu
Maryam SalihuGeorgia State University
Graduate Scholarship

Maryam received her undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Superior in August 2017 (Magna Cum Laude) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Economics from Georgia State University (expected graduation May 2019). As an undergraduate, Maryam was very active in research. She presented a paper at the Wisconsin Economic Association Conference, and another paper she wrote won the Best Undergraduate Research Paper in Economics at the University of Wisconsin Superior in 2016. Maryam also worked as an intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Abuja, Nigeria in the summer of 2016. After completing her master’s degree, Maryam plans to pursue a PhD in Economics.

2016–2017 Recipients

Augustine Denteh
Augustine DentehGeorgia State University
PhD in Economics

Augustine Denteh was a fourth year Ph.D. Economics student in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University (GSU). He was interested in applied microeconomics with emphasis on health, labor, and applied econometrics. His objective is to pursue a teaching and research career in Economics and will seek a tenure track professor position upon graduating from GSU.

Augustine's dissertation focuses on the identification and estimation of the treatment effect of a misreported binary treatment indicator on health-related outcomes such as obesity in survey data. Misreporting is pervasive in survey data and has important consequences for the estimation of treatment effects. He propose a methodology that will be applied to examine the impacts of SNAP (also known as the Food Stamp Program) on several health-related outcomes: adult obesity, food insecurity, and household food purchases. It is noteworthy that he have recently obtained a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding through the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) to investigate the nature and consequences of misreporting when examining the
impacts of SNAP.

As part of his professional development, Augustine worked for one year at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta through a Federal Reserve Bank fellowship, which was awarded through the Department of Economics at GSU. He worked with Dr. Julie Hotchkiss, providing research support ranging from reading and summarizing technical economics papers to performing statistical analyses using SAS and Stata. He has taught undergraduate econometrics classes in preparation for a tenure track professor position. He is also very active in attending professional conferences.

Leonardo Rodriguez
Leonardo Rodriguez Georgia State University
Undergraduate Scholarship

Leonardo Rodriguez was a senior pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Economics and Masters of Arts in Economics in a 4 plus 1 program at Georgia State University.  He secured four internships in local, state and federal government in areas such as community development and economic development, which equipped him with a depth of knowledge and skill-set in community development, regression analysis, data management and more.  His academic aspirations are eventually to pursue a PhD in economics so that he can conduct research in areas such as immigration and community development.

With executive leadership roles in organizations such as AIESEC, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and Student Government Association, Leonardo implemented service events, constituent days and even legislation for the community of Georgia State University.  As an economist or policymaker, he plans to advocate and research for the greater good of our communities.  Whether it is working class rights or evaluating monetary policies, Leonardo aspires to be an agent of change for the community.

2015–2016 Recipients

Kendrick Janelle Pulver
Kendrick Janelle PulverKennesaw State University
Undergraduate Scholarship

Kendrick is a senior Economics and Quantitive Analysis major at Kennesaw State University. She has a 3.73 GPA and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics after she graduates in May. Kendrick has been active in research and has done poster presentations of her research on the time series analysis and forecast of U.S. debt at Kennesaw State's SAS Day and the 2015 SAS Analytics Conference. In addition to her academic work, she has worked as an intern at Henssler Financial and Southern Company.

Anne Hannusch
Anne HannuschEmory University
Graduate Scholarship

Anne is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Economics at Emory University. She is working on her dissertation which incorporates family structure and decision-making into macroeconomic models. After graduating, Anne hopes to find a job as a tenure track professor. She has served as the teaching assistant for the Managerial Economics class for the Executive MBA program for the past three years and has won the Economics Department's Teaching Excellence Award. She is also working as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

2014–2015 Recipient

Jessica Mitchell
Jessica MitchellGeorgia State University
Bachelor's of Science degree in Economics

This year's winner is Jessica Mitchell, pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Economics. As a current junior of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Ms. Mitchell has woven herself into the fabric of university life as a co-captain of the Georgia State University's Pantherette Dance Team and Georgia State University's BCM (Baptist Christian Ministries). As a student in the Georgia State University Honors College, Jessica Mitchell currently holds a 3.62 GPA. Jessica chose the discipline of economics to study to implement financial change within lower class communities and begin programs to increase adolescent graduation rates as well as financial literacy amongst recently incarcerated juveniles.

"The AEC scholarship has personally helped me in more ways than one. Not only did it fund me to go on my last study abroad experience of college to South Africa to study Economic Development,  but it also gave me access to wonderful mentors.  AEC is more than a club of successful economists,  it's a place where I began to really define what an economist is and what I want my area of focus to be in the long run. Not to mention,  through this club and because of the scholarship,  I not only walked away with a funding to go abroad,  but I recieved the best advice from the brightest economists in Metro Atlanta, who I now consider to be wonderful friends.  And through our ongoing relationship, other opportunities have opened up for me that I know would never happened had it not been for AEC.”

Jessica Mitchell