Scholarship Recipients

Simonson Lunch 2013A

From left to right: Department of Economics chair Wade Martin, economics professor emeritus Gene R. Simonson, students Kyle Maury and Hung Duong, and alumnus Clyde Kendzierski.

The Department of Economics congratulates five of its students on receiving scholarship awards for the 2012-13 academic year.

Nguyen Nguyen was awarded the Ray & Marge Lancaster Scholarship for Undergraduate Students. Upon graduation, Nguyen plans to attend graduate school for a master’s degree in economics or an MBA. Currently, Nguyen has a 3.61/4.0 GPA.

Kyle Maury received the Gene R. Simonson Scholarship. He completed a double major in business economics and political science and plans on applying to law school for enrollment in fall 2014. Kyle graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013 with a 3.94/4.0 GPA.

Hung Duong was given the Department of Economics Scholarship. Hung plans to pursue a master’s degree in healthcare administration at USC after he graduates with his bachelor’s degree in economics from CSULB. He is also looking for a part-time internship at a hospital until graduate school begins. Hung currently has a GPA of 3.92/4.0.

Sam Valdez was awarded the Ray & Marge Lancaster Scholarship for Graduate Students. He intends to pursue his Ph.D. after completion of his master’s degree in economics. For fall 2014, he has applied to 20 schools and is currently awaiting admission decisions. In the meantime, Sam plans to continue part time work at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation until admissions results are posted. Then, he will begin preparations for his next step in his academic career. Sam currently has a 4.0/4.0 GPA.

Michael Giron received the Settlemyer Family Scholarship. He is majoring in economics with a minor in finance. Upon graduation, he hopes to find work in the financial sector, either at a bank or investment firm. He is also interested in working in the public sector with the local government. We hope to see Michael again in a few years when he returns to CSULB to pursue his master’s degree in economics or finance. Currently, he has a GPA of 3.78/4.0.