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Barbara Laskin

Joyce Minor Named the First Karl Egge Professor in Economics

Photo: Macalester Professor Joyce Minor

August 20, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Joyce Minor '88 has been named the first Karl Egge Professor in Economics at Macalester College. Minor, a Macalester alum who has been teaching at Macalester for the past year, will assume her new duties this fall.

"Joyce brings a wealth of real world experience and excellent training in financial analysis," said Gary Krueger, department chair. "In her time here, Joyce has shown tremendous dedication to her students and has mentored many of them as they enter their careers after Macalester. By seamlessly continuing the hard work that Professor Egge did for so many years, Joyce is the perfect recipient of the Egge Chair. Moreover, all of us in the department are delighted that a Macalester graduate is the first Karl Egge Professor."

From 1996-2004, Minor was a senior vice president in equity research at Lehman Brothers in New York where she covered gaming and lodging companies.  She also held positions as a vice president for equity research at Phoenix, Duff & Phelps, an assistant marketing manager at Time Magazine and as an investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray. She graduated from Macalester in 1988 and earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1993.

The Karl Egge Professorship in Economics was established to honor Professor Karl Egge’s 30-year career at Macalester College. This endowment enables the college to engage an accomplished leader in business and finance chosen for the ability to serve as a teacher, mentor, and guide to students interested in those fields.

"I’m honored to be the first to hold the Karl Egge Professorship at Macalester," said Minor. "As a student and economics major at Macalester, Professor Egge directly affected my career choices and set me on my path to work on Wall Street. He was a wonderful example of what a professor can be.  I’m excited to be back in the department that was such an important influence on my life."

Minor will be teaching "Introduction to Investment Banking" and "Business Communications" this fall. In spring 2010, she’ll teach "Applied Economics" with Professors Karl Egge and Paul Aslanian and an internship seminar.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,858 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism and civic engagement.