The BA and BS degrees in Economics are now classified as STEM degrees. As such, it allows our international students to apply for a 2-year OPT extension in addition to the 12 months of F1 students visas for all other degrees.
James D. Rodgers, Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics from 1985 to 1994 died on February 15. Jim was a great colleague and as Department Head led the transformation of the Department of Economics to where it is today.
Congratulations to Josie Krieger!
Josie is the daughter of Sean and Dana Krieger of Port Matilda, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Scholar, she is graduating with a B.S. degree in Economics and a B.A. degree in History, with minors in Jewish Studies and Middle East Studies. Josie was the co-founder of Students Teaching Students and a member of the Presidential Leadership Academy. She also interned with the Jewish Studies program and worked as a teaching assistant for the Department of Economics. After graduation, Josie will study in Turkey as part of the Critical Language Scholarship. Then, she will begin working with AmeriCorps VISTA on refugee case management and economic empowerment as the first Rhea S. Schwartz Fellow in the College of the Liberal Arts.
“My Liberal Arts education has prepared me to think critically when I face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Similarly, faculty in the College of the Liberal Arts are outstanding, providing connections around the world and in every field. I know I will continue to maintain and explore these connections as I pursue careers in international development.”