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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
For the 2nd year in a row -- WPU placed in the National Financial Planning Challenge. The students tied for 2nd with Kansas State, and placed ahead of VCU, Texas Tech, Missouri, Georgia, Metro State College of Denver.
Congratulations to Claudia, Nick, and Mike for representing WPU well, and their success is well deserved after all the time and effort they put into preparing for this competition.
|Claudia Capilla, Nick Bowman & Mike Walsh|
Claudia, Nick & Mike placed 2nd in the Knowledge Bowl, as well as tying for 2nd place overall. They earned $5,000 in scholarship money for the university.
Congratulations to Cindy Mota who was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the NAGDCA retirement industry conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cindy was 1 of 5 students in the U.S. selected for this award. The other recipients were from Texas Tech & the University of Georgia.
The ANC scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance as well as an understanding of issues facing public sector retirement plans. Info about the ANC scholarship 2011 winners can be found by clicking here.
|Cindy Mota of WPU receives $1,000 scholarship |
from Arthur N. Caple Foundation
Financial planning majors Cindy Mota & Natalie Manzi were selected to represent WPU at the 2011 National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) conference in Albuquerque. Cindy & Natalie were able to learn firsthand about the retirement industry from DC plan administrators as well as from retirement industry representatives from companies like Fidelity, ING, T. Rowe Price, ICMA-RC, Great West, BlackRock, and Nationwide.
The students met with NAGDCA leadership, as well as the head DC plan administrators from the states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Arizona and the Assistant Secretary of Employee Benefits for the Dept of Labor. They had 2 professional mentors to guide them at the conference, and they were also able to take a quick hot air balloon ride, take a quick tour of Albuquerque.
|WPU students meet with NAGDCA President, Gay Lynn Bath of Oregon|
|WPU students and faculty meet with Ed Lilly, Executive Director of New York State |
Deferred Compensation plan. The largest DC plan in the U.S.
|WPU students enjoy a social event at Case Rondena Winery in Albuquerque|