Susquehanna University to Open New Investment Trading Center
Published on April 8, 2010
SELINSGROVE—The tricks of stock trading will be on display April 16 at 5 p.m. when a new Student Investment Center officially opens at Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis School of Business. The dedication ceremony will take place in the facility on the second floor of the university’s Apfelbaum Hall.
Susquehanna executive staff and board members, business school advisers, faculty, students and key supporters will attend the ceremony, which will include remarks from business school leaders and Susquehanna President L. Jay Lemons. In addition to Lemons, speakers will be Alicia Jackson, dean of the business school; Byron Hollowell, assistant professor of finance and director of the student-managed fund; and Jenna M. Poore, a senior majoring in business administration with an emphasis in finance. Refreshments and a tour of the facility will round out the event.
The new investment center will allow select students, chosen for their grade point averages and investment acumen, to explore traditional, applied and cutting-edge investment approaches, according to Hollowell. The students will develop an investment portfolio with funds allocated by the Student Government Association, and proceeds from the investments will help support curricular programming.
“Our investment center is authentically student-managed from A to Z,” Hollowell said. “In addition, because we pull our students not just from business, but from a wide variety of subject areas—math, art, etc.—our viewpoints are unique. And we cover not only classic methodology, but also graduate-level empirical analysis and new research approaches.”
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones