Every April, the Department of Economics hosts a dinner in which economics majors that present a GPA above 3.0 are inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics. Economics faculty and staff, the inductees and their families attend this dinner.
As part of the ceremony, one or two faculty make short presentations to the guests on subjects of current relevance. Last year, the Prendergast's were also in attendance as the George Prendergast Award was presented.
In 2011, 26 students were inducted. The numbers for the previous four years are: 2007-33, 2008-24, 2009-27, 2010-22.