Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society inducts 6 members

Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society inducts 6 members

Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society inducts 6 members


University of Guam Omicron Delta Epsilon inductees
University of Guam Omicron Delta Epsilon faculty adviser Claret Ruane, third from left, stands with the new ODE-UOG members (from left) Austine Francisco, Joshua Hauge, Angelo Paule, Dan Camacho, and Jomar Calumaya on May 19, 2022, at an induction ceremony at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort.

The University of Guam chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics, welcomed six new members at an induction ceremony held on Thursday, May 19, at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort.

“We are facing global issues such as inflation, globalization, climate change, sustainability, and poverty nowadays. How to prepare for those challenges is critical for every citizen. Economics is a great tool to help us find a better way to navigate these challenges and make policy recommendations on practical solutions,” said Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics Kuan-Ju Chen, one of the chapter advisers along with economics Professors Roseann Jones and Claret Ruane, at the ceremony.

The honor society seeks to recognize high scholastic achievement in economics, to promote student interest in economics, and to encourage the pursuit of economic research that is relevant, ethical, and impactful to the profession and the local community as consistent with UOG’s land-grant mission.

New members

Ashley Ardiente
Ashley Ardiente
Inducted into the honor society were two alumni, two graduating seniors, and two seniors:

  • Ashley Ardiente, Alumna, ’15 BBA – Finance and Economics
  • Austine Francisco, Alumna, ’21 BBA
  • Jomar Calumaya, Alumnus, ’22 BBA – Professional Pathway, Finance & Economics
  • Angelo Paule, Alumnus, ’22 B.S. Political Science with a focus on Economics
  • Dan Camacho, Student, BBA – Professional Pathway, Economics
  • Joshua Hauge, Student, BBA – Professional Pathway, Finance & Economics

Members must have completed 12 credit hours of economics courses, including six credits of economic theory courses, have a GPA of at least 3.2, and make the study of economics one of their major interests.

The UOG ODE chapter, chartered in April 2019, now has a total of 47 members. Its members have been accepted to graduate programs at John Hopkins University, London School of Economics, Georgetown University, University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Ritsumeikan University in Japan, and Dela Salle University-Manila in the Philippines.

Chapter accomplishments

This year, the ODE chapter hosted guest presentations on the legalization of marijuana and the benefit-cost effectiveness of institutional interventions. The chapter also co-sponsored the 16th annual International Conference on Business, Economics, and Information Technology (ICBEIT) hosted by the UOG School of Business & Public Administration in March.

Join Omicron Delta Epsilon

Those interested in joining the ODE honor society may contact Professor Maria Claret Ruane at to see if they meet the eligibility requirements.