HATTIESBURG - The
University of Southern Mississippi Financial Management Association
chapter has earned the Gold Membership Development Award, one of
the organization's top student awards, for the 2003-2004 academic
The Gold Membership Development Award indicates that
the FMA chapter has recruited 100 or more student members throughout
the academic year. This award is given to fewer than seven percent
of all FMA chapters around the world.
"The FMA dovetails well with both the college
and Dean Harold Doty's stated goal of developing careers. I feel
that, by becoming a member of the FMA, students are adding value
to their resumes," said Dr. Sean Salter, assistant professor
of finance and faculty adviser to the student organization.
The FMA meets once a month, and the meetings usually
consist of guest speakers, refreshments and business activities.
Members are introduced to local bankers, financial planners, investment
advisers and other finance professionals.
"The FMA offers students an opportunity to explore
finance from a very practical point of view. We have approximately
100 members on our rolls now, and the group will be undertaking
a membership drive soon." said Salter.
Achieving this honor requires a high level of effort
and commitment from the students and faculty. The University of
Southern Mississippi's FMA chapter is being recognized worldwide
for this honor on FMA International's Web site, www.fma.org
(Undergrad/MBA Homepage) and in FMA International's publications.
The FMA strives to be the global leader in developing
and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. The
goal of the organization is to enhance the quality of education