Center for Public Choice & Market Process names Second Class of Market Process Scholars

The College of Charleston School of Business’ Center for Public Choice & Market Process (CPM) is proud to announce the 2015-2016 class of Market Process Scholars. They include:

  • David Ahnen, junior, political science and economics
  • Katherine Lawson, junior, economics and business administration
  • Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Ward, sophomore, economics and mathematics with a focus in actuarial studies, minor in psychology

This is the second class of Market Process Scholars who are recognized for their exceptional academic records and interest in economic, political, and moral foundations of a free society. These three students represent the goals of the CPM through their commitment to a well-rounded, liberal arts approach to learning about economics. The new students join the existing cohort of three Market Process Scholars Schylar Brock (senior, economics and math), Mary Frances “Frankie” Zeager (senior, economics), and Elizabeth Mandell (junior, economics).

About the Market Process Scholars

David Aahnenhnen is a junior Honors College student from Bedford, N.H. He is double majoring in political science and economics. Ahnen’s research interests include linguistics, political economy and development economics. Aside from being involved in the Center for Public Choice and Market Process, David is a tour guide for the College of Charleston, a marathon runner, an Honor Board Member, and an economics tutor in the Center for Student Learning.

 

Katherine Lawson is a junior majoring in economics and business administration and is from Arlington, Virginia. An Angel Oak Scholar, Katherine’s interests lie in real estate and economic development. She recently studied abroad in Dubai, UAE and completed a summer internship in Washington, D.C. with Uniwest, a real estate development company. At the College of Charleston, Katherine is the vice president of the Dean’s Student Forum and a member of the Honor Board, the Real Estate Club, and Kappa Alpha Theta. Additionally, Katherine is enrolled in the ICAT accelerator program this year, which offers an opportunity for students to start up their own technology companies and compete for funding amongst other teams.

Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Ward is a freshman at the College of Charleston from Mount Pleasant, S.C. She is working towards a degree with dual majors in economics and mathematics with a focus in actuarial studies, and a minor in psychology. She plans to obtain her Ph.D. in economics. Outside of class she is a member of the Debate Team, Psychology Club, and volunteers with CisternYard News Magazine.

 

About the Market Process Scholars Program

The Market Process Scholars program was established in 2014 in order to recognize and develop talented College of Charleston students. The program is designed as a learning boost for exceptional students and provides a unique undergraduate multi-year experience that assists in the development of an understanding of economics in a free society, research skills, and practical business knowledge. By working with the students throughout the course of three years, the program prepares students for graduate school, the non-profit policy world, or the business world.

As part of the Center for Public Choice & Market Process, the Market Process Scholars program advances the understanding of the economic, political, and moral foundations of a free society. The Market Process Scholars participate in a variety of activities including tours of regional organizations, economic roundtable discussions, economics book colloquiums, brownbag policy discussions, and business etiquette training. Each of the Market Scholars is partnered up with a faculty member who serves as the student’s mentor. Visit the Market Process Scholars webpage to learn more about the program.

About the Center for Public Choice & Market Process
Founded in the fall of 2008, the Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process became a Center in 2015. The Center advances the understanding of the economic, political and moral foundations of a free market society. The Center supports the growth and development of teaching and research at the College of Charleston School of Business while engaging students and the Charleston community. Visit the Center’s website or our Facebook page to learn more about events, programs, and funding opportunities, or contact Peter Calcagno, Center director, at ipcmp@cofc.edu or 843-953-4279 for more information.

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