Daniel Doherty ’15 Named Economics Department’s 2015 Outstanding Student

May 1, 2015


In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Daniel Doherty ’15 has been named a 2015 Outstanding Student by the Stonehill College Economics Department.

Doherty, an economics and finance major from Woburn, Massachusetts, has demonstrated a commitment to scholarship that exemplifies the habits of mind that Stonehill seeks to help students cultivate.

“I knew Dan when he was a first-semester freshman,” says Akira Motomura, associate professor of economics and department chair. “His progress has been so special to me because of his willingness to take constructive suggestions to work on his weaknesses, and his growing confidence as he’s turned those areas into strengths.”

Doherty, who interned on the Listed Derivatives Trade Management team at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan last summer, has already accepted a job as an analyst in their Operations Division after graduation.

“I had the opportunity to collaborate with professionals and interns in all of the firm’s major global offices,” Doherty says of his internship. “I worked with some of the most interesting people I have ever met and made long-lasting friendships.”

Doherty’s experience at Goldman Sachs included competing in the Citi Mobile Challenge, a worldwide digital banking innovation competition. His team was one of 20 selected by Citi to present their project, a Bitcoin application, in Miami. More than 3,000 teams applied for the challenge, and Doherty and his teammates were the only undergraduate students selected to compete.

“Knowing Dan’s mind and heart, I’m confident he will make Goldman Sachs a better institution,” adds Motomura.

Selected Activities and Achievements

  • Inducted into the Financial Management Association National Honor Society (finance)
  • Inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society (economics)
  • Presented his capstone research paper at the Eastern Economic Association’s Issues in Political Conference this spring
  • Executive treasurer of the Stonehill College Student Government Association
  • Member of the Stonehill College Investment Finance Initiative