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Two Economics Majors Named Top Ten Scholars for 2012

Economics major George Fenton and Business Economics major Eric Schuler have been selected as 2012 Top Ten Scholars by the Boise State Alumni Association.

George Fenton

George Fenton is majoring in economics with a minor in mathematics and will graduate through the Honors College. He competed with distinction as a member of the Talkin’ Broncos debate team during his freshman and sophomore years.  He spent the summer of 2010 studying at Georgetown University and interning at the U.S. Treasury Department. The summer of 2011 was spent studying at the London School of Economics. He is currently an intern for Brad Wiskirchen, CEO of the Boise technology firm Keynetics and director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Salt Lake City. George will be working for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors as a Research Assistant after graduation.

Honored Faculty: Dr. Kelly Cobourn, assistant professor, Department of Economics


Eric Schuler

Eric Schuler is a double major in business economics and accountancy. Eric co-founded the Delta Upsilon social fraternity and partnered with the Honors College to establish the Friday Forum, a weekly student-led discussion series that addresses topics ranging from food security to the Arab Spring. He is also a committed environmental advocate and has been involved with the Sustainability Club and worked to raise awareness about the benefits of a plant-based diet through cooking demonstrations and documentary screenings. During his senior year he served as vice president of the student body and helped create a new grant-based funding model for student organizations that will enable them to spend more time planning events and less time fundraising. Eric plans to attend law school with an emphasis in environmental law after graduation.

Honored Faculty: Allen Dalton, adjunct professor, Department of Economics