Finance Academy Inducts 26 New Members

Spring 2015 Finance Academy Induction Class

Spring 2015 Finance Academy Induction Class

May 6, 2015

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Finance Academy welcomed 26 new members at its 2015 Induction Banquet on April 23.

The Finance Academy is a select group of high-achieving undergraduate finance majors nominated by the faculty based on their LSU undergraduate finance-related endeavors –earning an impressive grade-point average being one example. Indeed, the Spring 2015 class boasts an average GPA of 3.7.


In addition to GPA, members are nominated for their involvement with other aspects of the LSU Department of Finance, including Bloomberg Essentials training, financial literacy volunteering, Student Finance Association leadership, mock interview participation, etc.


The Spring 2015 inductees are:



Lorenzo Castro

Calli Farrell



Matthew Corey

Vishal Shah

William Tucker Smith



Shelby Brown

Mason De Lapp

Whitney Gaulter

Josh Hubbard

Andrew Mahtook

Jon-Hayes Pipes

J. David Reid

Jada Roper

Christian Vardaman

Daniel Wendt



John Adamo

Lindsey Caminiti

James Epperson

Stephanie Henderson

Danielle Johnson

Shane Lacrouts

Lindsay Marquette

Tim Meissner

Mary Miller

Bradley Secrest

Chris Tayeh


The Department of Finance is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program Partner and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board-Registered Program that offers high quality curricula to undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning and business law. The department boasts internationally renowned research faculty in several areas, including derivatives, asset management, banking and spatial econometrics. The department’s Securities Markets Analysis Research & Trading Lab boasts the Bloomberg Professional service, the platform used by more than 300,000 leading business and financial professionals worldwide to make informed business decisions, and an extensive library of financial data bases including the Wharton WRDS System. Additionally, the department encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate by housing the nationally renowned Real Estate Research Institute. For more information, visit our home page or call 225-578-6291.


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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business