Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The University of West Georgia was among 11 institutions that competed at the 19th International Economics Convention in Mumbai, India, last month. Among the institutions, nine were from India and two were from the United States (UWG and Kennesaw State).
The theme of this year’s convention was “It’s time for Africa,” with each school being assigned an African nation, performing analysis and making recommendations to improve the nation’s economy.
The UWG team consisted of five students (Justin Ennis, Osayame Gaius, Quencina Gardner, Catherine Mazhandu and Jannah Singletary), two faculty sponsors (Dr. Michael Hester and Dr. John Upson) and UWG President Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna. The team was sponsored by the Richards College of Business and the Honors College.
The students’ presentation, “From Commonwealth to Common Wealth: Indo-Nigerian Economic Cooperation” was very well received and was the only presentation to include empirical analysis. Gaius brought home the Best Presenter award. In presenting him the honor, the speaker rightfully acknowledged that “he basically stole the show.”
The UWG team has been invited back for next year’s conference.
Pictured above are faculty and team members (L to R) Jannah Singletary, Dr. Michael Hester, Quencina Gardner, Dr. John Upson, Justin Ennis, and Osa Gaius.