Economics honor society at UOG inducts 18 new members

Economics honor society at UOG inducts 18 new members

Economics honor society at UOG inducts 18 new members


5/14/2020

ODE members
Omicron Delta Epsilon officers with the new inductees in March 2020. (Back row, from left) Secretary/Treasurer Sofia Meneses; Vice President Jun-Patrick Salalila; James Christian Losongco; President Christian Valencia; Donovan Alger; Elias Guerrero; Rahul Kirplani; (front row, from left) Louise Garcia, Leanne Lacson, Faculty Advisor Claret Ruane; Justine Arida; and Wayne Alba.

The University of Guam chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics, welcomed 18 new members at a virtual induction ceremony on May 1. This marks the second induction into the UOG chapter — the Alpha Chapter of Guam — which launched last April. It now has a total of 34 members.

The induction, held via video conference due to the coronavirus pandemic, recognized its new members, which include UOG President Thomas W. Krise, two faculty members, 10 students, and five alumni. Students members must have completed 12 credit hours of economics courses, have a GPA of at least 3.2, and make the study of economics one of their major interests.

The honor society seeks to recognize high scholastic achievement in economics, to stimulate and promote student interest in all aspects and economics, and to encourage the pursuit of economic research that is relevant, ethical, and impactful to the profession and the local community.

In its first year, the UOG chapter hosted a research seminar on literature mapping and co-sponsored the School of Business & Public Administration’s 14th annual International Conference on Business, Economics, and Information Technology in March.

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Officers of UOG’s chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon. (From left) Vice President Jun-Patrick Salalila, Secretary/Treasurer Sofia Meneses, and President Christian Valencia.
Professor of Economics Claret Ruane, a member and faculty advisor of the chapter, led the induction ceremony and was joined by co-advisors Professor Roseann Jones and Assistant Professor Kuan-Ju Chen, as well as the society’s officers:

  • President: Christian Valencia, Alumnus, Business Administration (Economics)
  • Vice President: Jun-Patrick Salalila, Student, Accounting (Finance and Economics)
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Sofia Meneses, Student, Accounting (Finance and Economics)

The new inductees are as follows:

  • Thomas W. Krise, President, University of Guam
  • Leila C. Kabigting, Associate Professor of Finance
  • Martha G. Suez-Sales, Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • Efigenia Rose Charfauros Barcinas, Alumna, Business Administration (Finance and Economics)
  • Tito Castro, Alumnus, PMBA and Business Administration (Economics and Marketing)
  • Grace C. Donaldson, Alumna, MPA
  • Lerissa Joy B. Malig, Alumna, Accounting (Finance and Economics)
  • Chelsey Ting San Nicolas, Alumna, Business Administration (Economics and Marketing)
  • Wayne Ojastro Alba Jr., Student, Business Administration (Finance and Economics)
  • Donovan Shane Atalig Alger, Student, Business Administration (Finance and Economics and Human Resource Management)
  • Justine S. Arida, Student, Accounting (Finance and Economics)
  • Louise Garcia, Student, Business Administration (Finance and Economics and Human Resource Management)
  • Prairie Rose Garrido, Student, Political Science and Public Administration
  • Elias A.W. Guerrero, Student, Business Administration (Finance and Economics)
  • Leanne S. Lacson, Student, Business Administration (Finance and Economics)
  • James Christian Chargualaf Losongco, Student, Business Administration (Finance and Economics)
  • Rahul Shiv Kumar Kirplani, Student, Business Administration (Finance and Economics)
  • Mary Catherine Wiley, Student, Accounting (Finance and Economics)

Join Omicron Delta Epsilon

Those interested in joining the Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society can contact Professor Maria Claret Ruane at 735-2501 or ruanem@triton.uog.edu.