- Harik Award Recipients
James Squires (Spring 2011) and
Shinya Nishizawa (Fall 2010)
- Casey Long named Presidential Scholar
Casey Long, a senior from Saline, Mich., has been named the Presidential Scholar Award recipient in economics for the 2010-2011 school year.
Casey has also received the Werner Sichel Undergraduate Prize in Economics and been designated as the Presidential Scholar Award recipient by the Department of Statistics. He was honored at a reception on March 24.
- Economist co-writes time-use book
Jean Kimmel has co-written a
book that connects children's development
with how mothers choose to spend their
time. "The Time Use of
Mothers in the United
States at the Beginning
of the 21st Century" provides valuable information
dealing with education,
taxation, child care and
The book, written
with with Rachel Connelly, economics
chair at Bowdoin College, was released this
month by the Upjohn Institute for Employment
Research. It is based on the authors'
analysis of the American Time Use Survey.
A WMU faculty member since 2001,
Kimmel is involved in four research areas:
parental time choices; the motherhood wage
gap; the gender and racial divide in computer
access as well as the factors contributing to
computer time choices; and the relationship
between fertility and labor supply.
- Kevin Haverdink has been named the Department's Alumni Achievement Award recipient for 2010-11. He is currently president of Haverdink Financial Management located in Portage, Mi. He first attended WMU in the mid-1980s where he was an All-Mid-American Conference football player. He left WMU in 1989 after being drafted by the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He played for the Saints from 1989-1992. After leaving football Kevin embarked upon a career in banking and resumed work on his WMU degree, graduating in 1997. In 2004 he founded Haverdink Financial Management which provides financial planning and portfolio management for individuals and business and manages total assets of approximately $50 million.