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Essay Contest Focuses on Economic Recovery

May 21, 2015

Winner Evan Fryzelka Center with  Cliff Harris left and  Brian Parr rightNorthwood University and the Charles M. Bauervic Foundation recently announced the winners of the organization’s annual essay contest held at Northwood University Michigan.

With the focus of honoring a lifelong commitment to encourage private enterprise for the public good through education, dedication and advocacy, the Bauveric Award seeks to honor Charles Bauervic’s work and philosophy by encouraging free-enterprise for the public good. Each year Northwood University students are asked to write an essay on a preselected topic concerning the subject. They are then judged and prizes are awarded at an afternoon reception.

As part of this year’s contest, writers were asked to describe three areas in which lowered Michigan state taxes could generate greater job availability and a healthier economy, and importantly, how tax rate changes could assist in accomplishing the effort.

Joined by Brian Parr, Northwood liaison to the Bauervic Foundation, John Gustincic, JD, CFE, Director of the Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise presented each of the student winners with a certificate and a check as they were honored at a reception at Northwood University’s Sloan Alumni Lounge.

Evan E. Fryzelka, a senior majoring in economics, took first place. The title of his essay was “Essential Tax Policies for Michigan’s Economic Recovery.”

The other winners included:

  • Second Place: Taylor E. Papiernik, a senior majoring in finance and entrepreneurship
  • Third Place: Joshua M. Gammon, a sophomore majoring in economics
  • Fourth Place: Matthew A. Williams, a graduate student at the DeVos Graduate School

Judges included James M. Hohman, Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy; Cliff Harris a Northwood University Professor and John Gustincic, Director of the Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity & Enterprise.

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