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Omicron Delta Epsilon Chapter News

The following information about chapter activities was compiled from the chapter Reporting forms that were submitted by the Faculty Advisors last Spring. If any of the information is incorrect, please notify us and we will correct it. If your school's activities do not appear here and you have some that you would like to be included, send us the information and we will include it. 

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Joy Buchanan, the advisor of the Mu Chapter of Samford University, announced the induction of 4 new members and has organized the memtorship distance program whereby younger students could do a video chat with an outgoing senior.




Dr. Tom Larson, Chapter Advisor for the Eta Chapter at California state-Los Angeles, announced the number of members is currently 500. All activities have been postponed due to the pandemic. The chapter remains active in recruiting and has a Facebook group site that is active.

Bradley Scalif, Chapter Advisor for the Lambda Chapter at the University of California- Riverside announced that the chapter held anumerous activites during the 2018-2019 academic year, including inter-organization discussions, lectures, and general meetings. Officers are: Gustavo Tinajero, president; Emily Halverson, vice president/Treasurer; and Sumana Shah, Secretary.

The Alpha Eta Chapter at Whittier College Faculty Advisor Dr. Roger White announced the officers for 2018-2019. Alaina Rhee is president and Alya Kingsland-Mengi and Max Lepley share duties as vice-presidents.

The Kappa Chapter at California State-Fullerton announced that they will induct new members at the end of both the fall and spring semesters in 2018-2019. Faculty Advisor is Mitchell Livy.

The Lambda Chapter at University of California - Riverside announced the chapter held numerous activites during the 2019 - 2020 academic year, including inter- Organizational Meetings, 3 General ODE meetings for Fall Quater and 2 General ODE meetings for the Winter Quater, and numerous other activities ending with the Alumni Networking Dinner/Panel with the Economics Department of UCR. They also announced the induction of 10 new members.

Mitchell Livy, the advisor for the Kappa Chapter at California State University - Fullerton, announced the recognition of new and graduation members at the end of each semester.



Mark Gius, the advisor for the Zeta Chapter at Quinnipiac University has 20 new members for the 2019-2020 school year.


Dr. Jan E. Christopher, chapter advisor of the Beta Chapter at Delaware State University, announced the receipt of a Spring 2018 chapter projects grant. The funds will be used for a one-year subscription to ESRI software. "Our partner, STOMPP, will facilitate training on the use of the software so that we may use it to its potential and to promote additional job skills among economics majors at Delaware State University," said Christopher.

District of Columbia


Dr. Peter Hammerschmidt, the chapter advisor of Lamda Chapter at Eckerd University, announced the induction of 13 new members. The induction ceremony scheduled for March 25, 2020 could not be held due to the Coronavirus. They are hopeful that Chapter activities will resume in the Fall of 2020.

The advisor, Blen Solomon, of the Phi Chapter at Flagler College had to cancel all activities due to COVID-19.





Christina Ciecierski, chapter advisor for the Sigma Chapter at Northeastern Illinois University College, announced that the chapter held their annual induction ceremony on December 1, 2018. Guests included faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The chapter also presented a Spring Career Panel. Officers are: president, Zhin Danani; vice-president, Twinkle Patel; and Treasurer, Rut Ortiz.

Virginia L. Wilcox, chapter advisor for the Delta Chapter at Northern Illinois University, announced the induction of new members for 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19.









Yongchen Zhao, chapter advisor for the Lamda Chapter at Towson University announced the induction of 8 new members for 2019 - 2020.



Kathryn Dominguez, chapter advisor for the Mu Chapter at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor announced that the chapter held a number of activities in the 2018-2019 academic year. In February of 2019, the held a Meet and Greet for prospective mebers. Their Study Hours program allows members to mingle and share expereinces while working on research. On April 3, 2019, the chapter held their initiation ceremony. New chapter officers are: Kendea Robbins, president; Carolyn Watson, Vice-president; Siddharth Ramanati, Secretary; and Joshua Thelen, Treasurer.

Kellie Konsor, chapter advisor for the Upsilon Chapter at Saginaw Valley State University of Michigan announced the induction of 5 new members for 2019 - 2020.




The Theta Chapter at Missouri Southern State University announced that they held their induction ceremony on April 25, 2019. Dr. Jonathan Adongo, chapter advisor, said Steven Stokes was elected to serve as president of the chapter.

The Nu Chapter at Southeast Missouri State University announced that they held their induction ceremony on May 1, 2019, inducting two new members. William Weber serves as Chapter Advisor.



The Theta Chapter advisor, Jennifer Bossard, of Doane University reported the induction of 4 new members. They plan to hold an induction ceremony next spring for new inductees.


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The Alpha Lambda Chapter at SUNY-Oneonta held its annual induction ceremony om May 10, 2019, inducting eight new members and recognizing 11 students. During the fall 2018 semester the chapter had two student research presentations, a faculty round table and officer elections, announced Chapter Advisor Michael McAvoy. Officers for 2018-2019 are: Justin Whitney, president; Thomas McNamee, vice president; and Anthony Messina, secretary/treasurer.

The Alpha Lambda Chapter at SUNY-Oneonta announced the induction of 15 new members for the 2019-2020 school year.

The new advisor, Olivia Bullio Mattos, of the Eta Chapter of St. Francis College announced the revitalization of their chapter to work in partnership with their Economics and Finance Society Club.

North Carolina

The Phi Chapter advisor, Anne York, at Meredith College of North Carolina announced the induction of 10 new members. An induction ceremony was held in April of 2020.

Wake Forest University student and member of the Eta Chapter of North Carolina Julie Aaron was the winner of the 2019 Frank Taussig Award.

Chapter Advisor Brandon Sheridan of the Pi Chapter at Elon University announced that on April 25, 2019, the chapter held an initation ceremony. After a dinner and a short presentation on life after college with an economics degree, new members were initiated into the chapter. During the event, economics faculty and students talked about meaningful subjects, said Sheridan. Offcers are President: Regina Mendoza; and Vice-President: Brett Scott.

Anne York, chapter advisor of the Phi Chapter at Meredith College, announced the induction of 10 new members for 2019- 2020.

The Delta Chapter advisor, Geeytha Vaidyanathan, at North Carolina - Chapel Hill announced the cancellation of all activities.

North Dakota


The Alpha Theta Chapter of Oberlin College announced Viplav Saini the Chapter advisor is on leave and in his abscence Ron Cheung will be the interim advisor.

Amyaz Moledina, the advisor for the Alpha Gamma Chapter of The College of Wooster, announced the induction of 20 new members.



The Gamma Chapter at Oregon State University, announced that the ODE chapter and the Econ Club have joined forces for meetings and events, and the combined group is flourishing under the merge. Chapter Advisor, Laura Relyea, said their chapter has had a number of speakers and events to discuss a broad range of economics related topics. The chapter elected new officers for 2018-2019. Tucker Cochenour and Keaton Hedman share the duties of president, and Liam Thornton is serving as Secretary.


The Alpha Tau Chapter at Saint Vincent University announced that they held a spring Induction Ceremony on April 15 of 2019. During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Adam Smith reading group met every Friday for the Fall Semester 2018. Chapter Advisor Zachary Davis announced plans for basic economics topic lectures to be held at a local elementary school suring the fall of 2019. Chapter officers are President: Cody Adama; Vice-President: Isaac Therrien; Secretary: Monica Buczynski; and Treasurer: Paige Montrose.

The Phi Chapter at La Salle University inducted two new members in April 2019. Jacob Trobaugh attended the honors ceremony and was welcomed to ODE by Dr. Richard Mshomba dbn Dr. Beth Paulin.

The Alpha Mu Chapter of King's College advisor, Valerie Kepner, reported the induction of 11 new members. All activities were cancelled due to the pandemic.

The Zeta Chapter at Washington and Jefferson College announced that they held a number of activities during the 2018-2019 academic year. In the fall of 2018, Dr. Paula Stephan, with Georgia State University visited W&J as part of the Visiting Scholar Program. Her visit was subsidized in part by an ODE chapter Project Grant. In the spring of 2019, ODE member and W&J alumna Larissa Grudi delivered a presentation to students on her internship and career experiences. Chapter Advisor Robert Dunn said four senior economics majors and ODE members, Abigail Eich, Cian Kelly, Maya Nikant, and Luke Clahane, presented their research at the Southern Regional Science Association conference in Arlington, VA. The chapter inducted 15 new members this academic year.

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island The Delta Chapter at Providence College announced new officers. Dr. Leo Kahane, chapter advisor, will also serve as president; Maureen Medeiros is Secretary.

South Carolina

South Dakota


Colene Trent, the advisor of the Nu Chapter at Belmont University, announced the induction of 20+ members for the 2019-2020 school year.


The University of Texas-Austin, Beta Chapter, reports a total number of 398 members. The Spring Dinner was canceled due to the pandemic. The Fall Dinner will be held in November. The "Developing Economist" is an undergraduate economics research journal run and edited by the student members of the Omicron Delta Epsilon Society. Weekly meetings are held over a meal to fellowship with members and faculty in economics.

The Phi Chapter at Trinity University announced the chapter officers for 2018-2019. Ben Matthews is president; Victoria Aba is secretary; Alice von Ende-Becke is secretary/treasurer.


The Epsilon Chapter of Westminister College of Salt Lake City announced the induction of 22 new members for the 2018 - 2019 school year. They held a free movie night for inductee awareness and held an Induction Ceremony on May 6 2019. Their Chapter was recognized as an official club of the Associated Students of Westminister.

U.S. Virgin Islands



The Omicron Chapter at James Madison University announced the induction of 3 new members.

The advisor, Melanie Fennell, for the Psi Chapter at Randolph-Macon College announced that the number of new members was 22 for the 2019-2020 school year. Although activities were canceled, classes were held online.


West Virginia

The Eta Chapter of West Virginia at Shepherd University announced the induction of 18 new members for the 2019-2020 school year.




UPDATE: Advisors: The online invitation system will be suspended June 30, 2020 for new invitations. Online registration and payments will be available to students for current invitations up until the original cut-off date, but no later than August 31, 2020. Advisors should revert to use of the former A1 form, application, and payment methods.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for the Frank W Taussig paper competition has been extended to July 15. The Frank W. Taussig Award is a competitive award bestowed upon the undergraduate or recent graduate in economics submitting the best article in any year. Applicants must be members of ODE. More details are available here. Email submissions to [email protected].

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