September 1, 2014  

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Southern Miss Business Student Wins Inaugural CFA Award

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Jerry Hoeniges, senior vice president and chief investment officer with Bancorp South Asset Management & Trust, presents Southern Miss senior Tyler Hillis with the inaugural CFA Society of Mississippi award. (Submitted photo)

University of Southern Mississippi senior finance major Tyler Hillis, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., recently received the inaugural CFA Society of Mississippi award.

The CFA Society of Mississippi is an affiliate organization of CFA Institute, the sponsors of the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation. To achieve the CFA designation, charter holders must have passed three rigorous exams covering investments, portfolio management and related concepts.

“I would like to see Tyler apply his academic preparation and the discipline learned as a member of the USM golf team to earning his CFA charter one of these days,” said Dr. Francis Laatsch, chair of the Department of Finance, Real Estate and Business Law at Southern Miss.

Jerry Hoeniges, senior vice president and chief investment officer with Bancorp South Asset Management & Trust, presented the award to Hillis. Hoeniges serves as the CFA liaison to the College of Business at Southern Miss.