Clubs and Honor Societies


Economics Club

UNC Asheville’s Economics Club exists for students 1) to learn about economics beyond what is traditionally taught in the classroom, 2) to network with other students with interests in economics, and 3) to explore career and graduate school opportunities in economics and related fields. To meet these goals, the Economics Club hosts speakers who are experts in the field, hosts forums to create a dynamic dialogue of current economic issues, and supports the surrounding community through ongoing service. Some of our past events include lectures on global poverty, international financial crises, the economics of sports, and the economics of terrorism, as well as informational sessions on Masters in Economics and Public Policy programs and the annual charity bowling event, Bowl for Kids Sake.

We actively encourage students to participate in all of the various activities that the club sponsors, such as social/campus events and community service. The Economics Club is intended to be an open forum, where all majors are welcome to come share their ideas and interest in all things relating to economics. If you are someone who has this interest, then we hope to see you at our next meeting or event!

Inquiries about UNC Asheville’s Economics Club can be directed to the current student Co-Presidents, Aaron Ferguson ( and Alexandria Quevedo (, Vice President, Zachary Compton (, Treasurer, Liam Pearson-Moyers (, Secretary, Ruben Rakonczai (, or the club’s faculty advisor, Dr. Melissa Mahoney (

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)

ODE is the national honor society in economics. To be eligible, students need at least 15 hours in economics with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in these classes. If you meet these requirements, even if you have graduated, please contact Dr. Chris Bell (

Meet the economics ODE members.