Duffee ’14 Named Technos Award Winner

President Richard F. Wilson and Technos International prize winner Jeremy Duffee
Jeremy Duffee

April 15, 2014                   

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan senior Jeremy Duffee of Homewood, Ill. has been awarded the 2014 Technos International Prize, which annually recognizes a student who has excelled academically and has contributed to broadening international awareness and understanding. The award, which was created to improve international relations, is presented through the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust in Japan.

An international studies major and economics minor, Duffee interned in 2012 with Access Living, a Chicago-based advocacy group for people with disabilities. In the summer of 2013, Duffee interned with Sen. Mark Kirk in Washington D.C., where he worked on the evolving political situation in Turkey and analyzed the impact of proposed intellectual property legislation.

Duffee completed his junior year at the Pembroke Program at the University of Oxford, where he worked on a supply chain optimization project for the Tesco, a British multinational retailer. He applied the theories and models he learned in his economics courses by working with fellow students to test the value of customer surveys in predicting demand for product.

As a John and Erma Stutzman Peace Fellow, Duffee conducted research on income inequality in the U.S. He was also one of the founders of the Illinois Wesleyan chapter of Scholars at Risk – an international network of higher education institutions in support and defense of academic freedom and human rights.

Duffee, who plans to attend graduate school and study public policy, is a member of multiple honors societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, the international honors society Phi Beta Delta, the economics honors society Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national society of leadership and success Sigma Alpha Pi and first-year honors society Alpha Lambda Delta.

For additional information, contact Kim Hill in the Office of Communications at (309) 556-3960.

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu