LSU Flores MBA Student One of Two to Receive CFP Scholarship

05/19/2014 09:29 AM

BATON ROUGE –The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, or NAPFA, has named Katie Routh, a second-year LSU Flores MBA Program student from Baton Rouge, as one of just two recipients of this year’s Paul G. Barringer Memorial Scholarship. As part of her curriculum, Routh participated in in the college’s CFP Board-Registered Program. She was recognized at the 2014 NAPFA National Spring Conference, which took place in Salt Lake City on May 13-15.

NAPFA selected Routh from a national pool of 27 applicants. She said that attending the conference would be a “valuable experience” as she continues to pursue her career in the financial planning industry.

“I have always had a strong interest in personal financial planning,” Routh said. “I worked with Dr. Fran Lawrence to develop the graduate level CFP Board-Registered Program as well as a financial planning specialization for the LSU Flores MBA Program.”

Routh earned her Bachelor of Science in finance in May 2011, and graduated from the LSU Flores MBA Program this spring. As a student, she has worked as a graduate assistant for the college’s Office of Advancement and the Louisiana Business & Technology Center. Additionally, as the vice president of Philanthropy for the LSU chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs, she organized this year’s The Home Instead Keep the Pace 5K Run & Walk.

NAPFA hosts several conferences annually. Typically, approximately 150 exhibitors and 650 practitioners attend each event. Conferences include outstanding educational sessions in all areas of financial planning, exhibit halls with providers and products and services and entertainment and social functions.

The mission of the LSU Flores MBA Program is to remain competitive in the national and regional markets, while fostering learning, leadership and networking in a global business environment. Full-time, professional and executive tracks are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a nationally recognized program. For more information, visit or call 225-578-8867.

The Department of Finance is a both a CFA Program Partner and a CFP Board-Registered Program offering high quality curricula for 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 financial planning, derivatives, asset management, banking and spatial econometrics. For more on LSU’s CFP® Board-Registered Program, visit or on Facebook at  

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014