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Edwards Selected for National Economics Fellowship

Ray Edwards

Raymond G. Edwards, Jr., of Wernersville, a student in the Robert E. Cook Honors College, has been selected by the American Institute of Economic Research for a summer fellowship in economics.

The two-week program will be held in June at the American Institute of Economic Research in Great Barrington, Mass.

The fellowship will involve individual study and group seminars in property rights, sound money, methods of scientific inquiry, and other special topics. Admission is based on academic achievement, interest in current economic problems, plans for future study, and potential for success.

“I am honored to be selected as a fellow at AIER and excited to engage in scholarship at this reputable and well-respected institution this summer,” Edwards said.

Edwards, a senior International Business and Economics double major and Music minor, serves as the student trustee on the Council of Trustees. He was appointed to this position in June 2009.

Edwards is past president of the IUP Ambassadors, the student-alumni association. He is a member of the Student Government Association, is former chair of the Rules Committee, and served as a senator at large with the University Senate. He also serves on the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Strategic Planning Committee.

He was selected for Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma business honor fraternity, Delta Epsilon Iota honor society, and Mortarboard honor society. He also is the recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, Cook Honors College Board of Directors Scholarship, the Eberly College of Business Family Scholarship, and the Small Steps Scholarship.

A 2007 graduate of Conrad Weiser High School, he was class president and graduated third in his class. He also received the College Board AP Scholarship with Distinction award and is a commended National Merit Scholar.

The American Institute for Economic Research conducts independent, scientific economic research. It was founded in 1934 to examine the American economic, social, and monetary developments that had contributed to the Great Depression, with hopes that its research would be of use in avoiding future economic crises.