ALFRED, NY, June 2016 - Two Alfred University (AU) business students were recognized during the spring 2016 academic semester for superior accomplishments by the Rochester chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI).
The FEI Graduating Senior Award was given to recently graduated Michael LaMarca of Rochester, a finance major. He was president of the AU Student Managed Investment Fund club. The work of the Investment Fund involves undergraduate student members investing a portion of the AU endowment and reporting their performance to the University’s Board of Trustees.
The FEI Scholarship was awarded to new AU graduate Cassandra Mitchell, an accounting major from New Lexington, Ohio. She was vice president of the AU Financial Management Association and active in student government and Residence Life. Mitchell will be staying at AU for a fifth year to study in preparation for taking the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam.
“Mike LaMarca and Cassandra Mitchell are two of our best students,” said Mark Lewis, assistant professor of finance and information systems and Tredennick Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies. “In addition to excelling academically, they are active leaders of our Student Managed Investment Fund as well as the Financial Management Association. I am delighted that their accomplishments were recognized by Financial Executives International.”
For more than 80 years, the FEI has been connecting senior-level financial executives by serving the needs and interests of its members. The founding purpose of FEI was to define the profession, exchange ideas about best practices, educate members and others, and work with the government to improve the general economy.