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Investment Planning class donates $15,000 in portfolio earnings to charities

Students who managed a growing stock portfolio as part of the course MGT320: Investment Planning recently donated $15,000 in earnings from the fund and set aside another $30,000 for future sections of the course to do the same. The donation was divided among the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Boston Children’s Hospital and Year Up Rhode Island.

Enactus chapter earns accolades at USA National Exposition

Salve Regina’s chapter of Enactus, the world’s largest experiential learning organization focused on building relationships with businesses, schools and other community partners in need, garnered two major honors during the Enactus USA National Exposition 2020. The students placed second in the early stage competition, and financial management major Miranda Benoit was named a top chapter president in the United States.

Salve Success: Jill Carrero, business administration major

Jill Carrero came to Salve Regina intending to become a lawyer or police officer, but during her sophomore year she took a business course and fell in love with marketing. Now a business administration major, she recently completed an internship with local retailer Burgess Sweaters. “Working at Burgess Sweaters has opened my eyes to the world of marketing,” she said. “It has solidified for me that I definitely want to work in the field.”

Salve Success: Priscilla Gaspard, business administration and philosophy major

There are few students more involved on Salve Regina’s campus than Priscilla Gaspard. She will never complain about her busy schedule – in fact, it’s one of her favorite things about Salve Regina. “I love that I am able to participate in all of these different things,” she said. “Everyone encourages me to be involved, and they know that’s just who I am. It’s uplifting to be in a community like that.”

Business students earn second place in national portfolio competition

Business students representing Salve Regina’s Options Trading Club managed their expectations upon arriving in Chicago for the annual Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium’s portfolio building competition. The competition attracts entrants representing more than 100 consortium colleges and universities from around the country, including large institutions like Penn State, Cal Poly, UConn and the University of Michigan.

Accounting students complete 300+ tax returns through volunteer program

Accounting students prepared more than 300 tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which offers free help to people who earn $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. In total, the students completed more than 50 percent of the returns in Newport County submitted through the VITA program.