For the second year in a row, Stonehill’s Financial Management Association (FMA) Chapter received the Superior Chapter Award, the highest honor for an FMA student chapter. Stonehill is just one of 23 colleges and universities throughout the world to have earned the designation, which honors chapters that have excelled in advancing the study of finance and related professional development activities.
Danielle Rellas '13 and Kevin McCann'13 served as chapter president and vice president, respectively, this past academic year. Their focus and leadership, organizing top notch presentations, corporate visits, professional development activities and producing the chapter’s newsletter, helped secure the recognition says Assistant Professor of Business Administration Michel Mullen.
Danielle Rellas '13 and Kevin McCann'13 served as chapter president and vice president, respectively, this past academic year. “Their focus and leadership enabled the chapter through presentations, corporate visits, professional development activities and the chapter’s newsletter,” says Assistant Professor of Business Administration Michel Mullen.
In April, alums Choul Ngoal ‘11 and Joseph Urban ’11 came back to Stonehill to discuss with FMA students their experiences working at State Street Bank. In the fall, the chapter welcomed Chase Martell, a service manager from Fidelity Investments who spoke about the company’s growth and job opportunities for finance, accounting, marketing, and technology majors. Also coming back to his alma mater was Joseph D’Agostino ’10, who discussed how his Stonehill experience has helped him thrive at the high-growth tech company, TechTarget.
“Kevin was also instrumental in developing an overseas relationship with Zhongnan University of Economics & Law in China,” notes Mullen. Students at the University authored several articles in the Stonehill FMA newsletter this past year.
By being named a Superior Chapter, Stonehill was eligible to nominate and award a Stonehill Chapter Executive of the Year, which was given to Stonehill alumnus Eugene Cassis ’78, the vice president of worldwide business development and investor relations at Waters Corp., which develops innovative analytical science solutions.
This past fall, FMA students visited Cassis at Waters, Corp. in Milton, Mass. where they got a run down on the company and learned about its accounting procedures in a manufacturing environment and factors the company considers in making acquisitions in a high tech field. Cassis will be presented with the Executive of the Year Award this fall when students return to campus.
Established in 1970, the FMA is a global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. The FMA’s more than 3,000 members include finance practitioners, academicians and students who are interested in the techniques and advances that define the field of finance. Currently, there are over 200 FMA student chapters.