2016 Finance Academy Class Inducted in Ceremony


​2016 ​Finance Academy class

April 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Finance named 22 students to the 2016 Finance Academy at an induction banquet Thursday, March 31 in the Rotunda of the Business Education Complex.

The Finance Academy is a select group of high-achieving undergraduate finance majors who were nominated by the faculty based on their LSU undergraduate finance-related endeavors. Membership is based on a number of factors in addition to grade-point average, including Bloomberg Essentials Training, financial literacy volunteering, Student Finance Association leadership, Student Real Estate Association leadership, Wall Street Trip participation, professional resume building, and LSU leadership outside of finance.

This year’s class boasts an impressive average GPA of 3.7.
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The following students were inducted into the 2016 Finance Academy:

Abita Springs
Ashley Fischer

Baton Rouge
Oluwatobi Ige
Andrew Littlefield
Austin Walker
Camila Zimpel

Alexander Harp
Alexandra McDaniel

Anthony DiBenedetto

Austin Aucoin

Lake Charles
Madison Nixon

Collin D’Angelo
Abby Lindsey

Keaton Biggs
Chandler Vicknair
Timothy Vince

Austin Delery
Benjamin Gothard

New Orleans
William Myers
Avery Theard II

Out of State
Evan LeMay – Spring, TX
Molly McAfee – Houston, TX
Richard Smith – Little Elm, TX

About the Department of Finance
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