Economics Professor Gives Talk on Micro-financing
UMass Lowell Assistant Professor, Shakil Quayes, came over to Eames Honors House on the evening of March 7th and treated honors students to a talk about micro-financing and its affect on women in the impoverished world. Dr. Quayes received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Illinois. Professor Quayes is a member of the Honors Council and serves on the curriculum and thesis subcommittees as well. Shown in the post-talk photo are Shakil, along with Erin Webster, Shalini Shah, Molly Caslin, Kathleen Campbell, and Adam Beauvais. Small loans given to women enable them to improve their lot in life. Such loans permit some women to gain power and influence while improving the health of their children. Statistics show that women are more likely than men to repay the non-collateral loans. The talk was part of the Eames Hall speaker series. Pizza was served and a gift-card drawing was held. Two students won certificates to Suppas and Starbucks. The banana cupcakes supplied by Dr. Bridget Marshall were fantastic. Thank you Dr. Quayes!!