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K-State Today

April 24, 2017



K-State graduate student to attend selective dissertation workshop on poverty and inequality

By Noelle Blood

Tennecia Dacass, graduate student in the economics department, was recently accepted to attend the Summer Dissertation Proposal Writing Workshop offered by Howard University's Center on Race and Wealth and the Institute for Research on Poverty. Dacass is one of only 12 students nationwide accepted to the workshop, which will be held at Howard University in Washington D.C. The pre-proposal doctoral students who attend this will interact with faculty from Howard as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison to prepare a draft dissertation proposal based on topics surrounding poverty and inequality.

Upon completion of the workshop, Dacass will present a completed dissertation proposal to her fellow workshop participants and faculty mentors.

Dacass is the president of the Women in Economics Club at K-State. Her past areas of research include unemployment, crime and economic development in the Caribbean region.