Weber Award for Highest Academic Average
The Weber Award is named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore S. Weber, University Benefactors from San Francisco, California. This award is given to the graduating economics major with the highest academic average. The 2008 winner of this award was Nicholas Kuhar.
Lawrence J. Lewis Award for Community Service
The Lawrence J. Lewis Award, named in honor of Lawrence J. Lewis, a successful businessman and very active community volunteer whose first retirement project was to enroll at Notre Dame and receive his undergraduate degree at age 67 in 1983. This award is given to the graduating economics major who has best-distinguished himself/herself in community service. The 2008 winner of this award was Claire Smither.
John Sheehan Prize Essay Award
The John Sheehan Award is named in honor of Professor John Sheehan, former chair of the Economics Department. This award is given to the graduating economics major who writes the best senior honors essay. This year there are co-winners:
Paul Christian for his essay “The Effects of Prohibiting Microfinance Institutions from Collecting Savings Deposits” directed by James Sullivan
Gregory Howard for his essay “Trade and the Effects of Environmental Stock Disparities” directed by Amitava Dutt.
Departmental Graduation Honors