PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN 2013 - Economics & Accounting
Professor Marjorie Honig, Economics & Accounting Chair has won a 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence for Special Service (Retiring Long-Time Chairs).
Dr. Marjorie Honig joined the Department of Economics & Accounting as Chair in 1981, having taught previously at the University of Illinois and Rutgers University. She has served continuously as chair of that department ever since-for 32 years.
She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, editor of the Social Insurance Research Network (SIRN) series, and has served on the advisory boards of the Michigan Retirement Research Consortium and the Brookdale National Fellowship Program. She has also served as co-director of research at International Longevity Center, a research and policy institution concerned with the implications of population aging. She has provided energetic leadership to her department as it has evolved into one that is populated by excellent teachers, scholars and College citizens. She has adeptly managed the integration of two different programs - economics and accounting - and allowed each to develop its own identity. When Marjorie steps down as chair at the end of this year, she will do so leaving behind a thriving intellectual and educational community.