Finance Club Ranks In Top 10-Percent Nationally


A Cal Poly Pomona student organization has earned Financial Management Association International’s coveted Superior Chapter Award for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Being recognized by the FMA puts the College of Business Administration’s Finance Society in elite company, with less than 10 percent of national chapters receiving the designation.

“Winning the award has become an expectation,” club president Jennifer Nguyen says. “The outgoing president told me it’s the main focus of the Finance Society.”

Including this year, the Finance Society has now received the FMA award 14 consecutive years. According to FMA, more than 3,000 academicians and practitioners are members along with over 200 student chapters.

The FMA has established specific criteria for its “Superior Chapter” tag including the ability to demonstrate exemplary chapter management and excelling in providing members many relevant program activities.

In spring quarter alone, the Finance Society exceeded the annual requirement of two visits to local businesses with tours of Chino Commercial Bank, Friendly Hills Bank and Cal Poly Pomona Federal Credit Union.

FMA’s eight-guest speaker requirement was also crushed as 14 different presenters attended the Finance Society’s weekly meetings, including Core Capital Management senior partner Kyle Scrimgeour.

“We faced a lot of obstacles this year,” Nguyen says. “Looking back, keeping the streak alive this long seems almost impossible -- it takes all of the FRL department to make it happen.”