Saturday, April 22, 2017

AIM Class of 2017 student, Anthony DiSanto, was recognized recently for producing one of the top financial plans

Marquette's AIM student, Anthony DiSanto, placed in the top 10% in the CFA Society of Pittsburgh's Personal Finance Plan Competition

The CFA Society of Pittsburgh sponsored their 3rd annual “Collegiate Personal Finance Plan Competition” and three Marquette AIM students entered. They were: Anthony DiSanto, Sarah Hillegass, and Andy Krueger. Anthony DiSanto placed in the top 10% and was awarded a cash prize.

Anthony DiSanto
Recently, the CFA Society of Pittsburgh announced the results from the Society’s 2016-17 Collegiate Financial Plan Competition.  They reported a record number of entrants (159) and participating schools (14).  This is the second year that Marquette students participated in the competition.

The CFA Society Pittsburgh stated, “Feedback from students and participating faculty was extremely positive, and we thank you for helping to support and grow this effort.  Eighteen members of the CFA Society reviewed and ranked the plans.  Members of our committee frequently say, that there “are no losers” in this competition.  Any student who takes this step towards preparing for their financial future has made an important decision.  The quality of this year’s plans were extremely high, and the committee voted to expand the prize structure to the Top 18 plans.” 

The Top Financial Plans for 2017:
 Place
Name
School
1
Jason Pettner
Penn State University, Erie - The Behrend College
2
Evan Turman
University of Pittsburgh
3
Eric Vance
University of Pittsburgh
4
Maggie Feltman
University of Pittsburgh
5
John Arcuri
Westminster College
6
Ben Lacomis
University of Pittsburgh
7
Courtney Hunsberger
Clarion University
8
James Riley
Westminster College
9
Zach Lierley
University of Pittsburgh
10
Zachary Herbster
University of Pennsylvania

Honorable Mention:
Place
Name
School
11
Leah Seader
California University of Pennsylvania
12
John McClosky
La Roche College
13
Brant Dencher
Thiel College
14
Michael Knarr
University of Pittsburgh
15
Laura Bequeath
Edinboro University
16
Anthony DiSanto
Marquette University
17
Emily Mitchell
Clarion University
18
Trevor Martin
Thiel College



AIM student, Anthony DiSanto
Dr. David Krause, the director of Marquette’s AIM program, said "We are pleased for Anthony - finishing in the top 10% out of 159 submissions is an honor. This year, the number of submissions by schools was limited, so the recognition is even more significant. However, I know that by going through the practice of creating a financial plan for life after college graduation that all of our students have taken an important step towards controlling their financial future."


Dr. Krause added “We’d like to thank the Pittsburgh CFA Society and, in particular, Gene Natali, for allowing our students to compete. This was our second year in the competition and it was a very worthwhile effort. We look forward to participating in the future.”


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