CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 17, 2105 –Dr. Rebecca Summary, chair of the Department of Economics and Finance at Southeast Missouri State University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award at Eastern Illinois University (EIU).
The EIU Graduate Alumni Advisory Board and the Council on Graduate Studies chose Summary as a recipient with a recommendation by the Department of Economics at Eastern Illinois University. She is one of just 11 alumni who will receive the honor.
The award was established by EIU’s Council on Graduate Studies to recognize the exemplary achievements of alumni who hold graduate degrees.
Summary is invited to a program of events celebrating her achievement in April where she will be recognized. She holds a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and a master of arts in economics and a bachelor of science, with honors, both from Eastern Illinois University.
“My years at Eastern Illinois University were filled with many opportunities to engage in debate and discussion with my instructors and fellow students,” Summary said. “I was fortunate to have many devoted professors who challenged me and made certain I was well prepared for further graduate study.
She served as chair of the Department of Economics at Southeast from 1990 to 2002 and as chair of the Department of Economics and Finance from 2003 to the present. Summary has been employed at Southeast for 32 years.