On April 7, 2010, the annual Financial Management Association National Honor Society Spring Luncheon was held at the Martin University Center. This event provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding academic performance by finance majors, award scholarships, and honor members of the community for their accomplishments and contributions.
Thirteen undergraduate students were inducted into the Financial Management Association Honor Society:
Mr. Mark White, Senior Vice President Shared Services of ValMark Securities, Inc., a local financial planning firm, presented the $3,000 Valmark Securities, Inc. Financial Planning Scholarship to Kristin Hohenadel. The Department of Finance has had a long partnership with ValMark and the firm has supported the Personal Financial Planning Program in many ways, including the funding of the scholarship.
Another major supporter of the Department of Finance is the Finance Advisory Board, consisting of financial and legal executives from the community. Each year, the Board awards seven $1,500 scholarships to finance majors. Advisory Board members Joanne Rohrer, Frederick Cook, and Craig Welch participated in the recognition of the scholarship awards made to the following students:
This award, which is sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, recognizes the outstanding finance student.
Funded by the estate of Dr. A. F. Banda, Professor of Finance Emeritus, the prize is awarded to the graduate student with the highest overall GPA.
This award is presented to a student selected by the faculty for outstanding achievements.
These awards recognize students who have excelled in functional areas of finance.
Each year, two members of the community are recognized for their contribution to their professions and their service to the community and The University of Akron. Honored this year were:
Thirty-nine years of financial services experience; active member of the Finance Advisory Board and numerous other charities and organizations.
Long-time adjunct faculty member teaching business law; recently named a “Rising Star” by the Ohio Superlawyers Magazine.