Two Grove City College students were selected as finalists in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Pittsburgh's 2022-23 Collegiate Financial Plan Competition.
Rising senior Kristopher Sekera, of Trafford, Pa., came in second and recent graduate James Petrolle ’23, of Damascus, Md., fourth in the competition, which drew hundreds of entries from colleges such as University of Pittsburgh, Messiah College, Case Western University, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, Gannon University, and Allegheny College. Both will receive a cash prize and award commemorating the accomplishment.
The panel of judges, comprised of more than 20 CFA charterholders and leaders from several of the Mid-Atlantic region's top financial institutions, selected the winning plans.
“This marks the seventh consecutive year that Grove City College has been represented among the finalists,” Nicole Stone, chair and associate professor of Accounting, said. “It is a testament to the excellent preparation of our finance students to complete and do well in competitions such as this.”
The Department of Accounting and Finance at Grove City College offers nationally renowned and ACBSP-accredited programs, including double majors in accounting and finance and accounting and business analysis. It is part of the College’s School of Business, which prepares students for successful careers informed by Christian principles.