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Competitive awards for top students

The Department of Economics and Finance has partnered with local financial institutions to award top students at the end of each spring semester. These students are recognized with a check from the sponsoring bank or firm during the Finance Club banquet at the end of the spring semester.

2021 awards

Award Recipient Major
Asset Liability Management
Sponsor: Citizens 1st Bank
Stephan McLawrence of
Windward, Carriacou, Grenada
Finance
Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
Sean Christy of
Sugarland
Finance
Finance Club
Sponsor: Commercial Bank of Texas
Sean Christy of
El Paso
Finance and Management
Financial Institutions
Sponsor: BancorpSouth
Caeden Byrd of
Euless
Finance
High Ranking Finance Junior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Leah Trascher of
Tomball
Finance
High Ranking Finance Senior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Seng Bu of
Fort Worth
Finance
Portfolio Management
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
Kaili Cox of
Nacogdoches
Finance and Accounting
Top Scholar
Sponsor: SFA Undergraduate Research Conference
Rachel Rucker of
Jersey Village
Data Analytics

2019

2019 awards

Award Recipient Major
Asset Liability Management
Sponsor: Citizens 1st Bank
Livan Hernandez of
Houston
Banking
Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
Hamilton Davis of
Beaumont
Management
Finance Club
Sponsor: Commercial Bank of Texas
Wiley Martinez of
Trophy Club
Banking
Finance Fundamentals 1
Sponsor: Austin Bank
Brianna Baird of
Avery
Marketing
Finance Fundamentals 2
Sponsor: Edward Jones
Clayton Castleman of
Kingwood
Finance
Finance Fundamentals 3
Sponsor: Texas Farm Credit
Helena Collmorgen of
Lufkin
Finance
Financial Institutions
Sponsor: BancorpSouth
Joshua McClellan of
Nacogdoches
Finance
High Ranking Banking Major
Sponsor: Chadwick Family Banking program
Kelley Dang of
Nacogdoches
Banking
High Ranking Economics Major
Sponsor: Charles Koch Foundation
Seraiah Scamardo of
Nacogdoches
Economics
High Ranking Finance Junior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Bradley Simpson of
Rockwall
Finance
High Ranking Finance Senior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Robert Baker of
Beckville
Finance
Outstanding Economics/Finance Graduate
Sponsor: SFA Alumni Foundation
John Bledsoe of
Trinity
Finance
Portfolio Management
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
Siyuan Ping of
Zhoushan, China
Finance
Top Scholar
Sponsor: SFA Undergraduate Research Conference
Kia Fisker of
Aarhus, Denmark
Marketing
Undergraduate Scholars Recognition
Sponsor: Department of Economics and Finance
David Ajiga of
Arlington
Economics
Madalyn Kirk of
Trophy Club
Economics and Finance
Seraiah Scamardo of
Nacogdoches
Economics
Miguel Silva of
The Colony
Economics and Finance

2018

Award Recipient Major
Asset Liability Management
Sponsor: Citizens 1st Bank
Kevin McGee of
Lufkin
Finance
Economic Interest
Sponsor: Economics Reading Group
Lauren Hoots of
Frisco
International Business
Economic Pursuits
Sponsor: Economics Reading Group
Lori Watson of
Amarillo
Finance
Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
Dustin Harrison of
Anahuac
Finance
Finance Club
Sponsor: Commercial Bank of Texas
Trecci Simmons of
Houston
Finance
Financial Institutions
Sponsor: BancorpSouth
David Sorrels of
Victorville, California
Finance and Economics
High Ranking Economics Major
Sponsor: Charles Koch Foundation
Nicole Wood of
Greenville
Economics
High Ranking Finance Junior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Robert Baker of
Beckville
Finance
High Ranking Finance Senior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Dillan Hemmenway of
Allen
Finance and Economics
Joyce Bright Swearingen Scholarship
Sponsor: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Kelsey Moore of
Dallardsville
Finance
Outstanding Economics/Finance Graduate
SFA Alumni Foundation
Mark McLean of
Aledo
Economics
Portfolio Management
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
Ashley Jensen of
Fort Worth
Finance
Wendy Buchanan Finance Scholarship
Sponsor: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
John Bledsoe of
Trinity
Finance

2017

Award Recipient Major
Asset Liability Management
Sponsor: Citizens 1st Bank
Jordan Jeffreys of
The Woodlands
Finance
Economic Interest
Sponsor: Economics Reading Group
Mikala Groshong of
Spring
Management
Economic Pursuits
Sponsor: Economics Reading Group
Joni Shrader of
Dickinson
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
John Kauffman of
Plano
Finance
Finance Club
Sponsor: Commercial Bank of Texas
Mi-Kayla Lemon of
Houston
Finance
Financial Institutions
Sponsor: BancorpSouth
Dustin Harrison of
Anahuac
Finance
High Ranking Economics Major
Sponsor: Charles Koch Foundation
Joni Shrader of
Dickinson
Economics
High Ranking Finance Junior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Dustin Harrison of
Anahuac
Finance
High Ranking Finance Senior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Dillan Hemmenway of
Allen
Finance and Economics
Joyce Bright Swearingen Scholarship
Sponsor: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Lauren Becker of
Cypress
Finance
Outstanding Economics/Finance Graduate
Sponsor: SFA Alumni Foundation
Jordan Jeffreys of
Willis
Finance
Portfolio Management
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
Cameron Villareal of
Waxahachie
Economics
Wendy Buchanan Finance Scholarship
Sponsor: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Dillan Hemmenway of
Allen
Finance and Economics

2016

Award Recipient Major
Asset Liability Management
Sponsor: Citizens 1st Bank
Kyle Griffin of
Nacogdoches
Finance
Avie Squier Douglas Memorial Accounting and Finance Scholarship
Sponsor: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Christie Smith of
McKinney
Business Administration
Economic Interest
Sponsor: Economics Reading Group
Alejandro Contreras of
Lufkin
Finance
Economic Pursuits
Sponsor: Economics Reading Group
Rebecca Miller of
Hockley
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
Baxter Ward of
Armidale, Australia
Economics
Finance Club
Sponsor: Commercial Bank of Texas
Mi-Kayla Lemon of
Houston
Finance
Financial Institutions
Sponsor: BancorpSouth
Taylor Alderman of
Lufkin
Finance
High Ranking Economics Major
Sponsor: Charles Koch Foundation
Denise Maxl of
Vienna, Austria
Economics
High Ranking Finance Junior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Kevin Torrez-Cruz of
Lufkin
Finance
High Ranking Finance Senior
Sponsor: Southside Bank
Rachel Tosh of
Aledo
Finance
Joyce Bright Swearingen Scholarship
Sponsor: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Taylor Alderman of
Cypress
Finance
Outstanding Economics/Finance Graduate
Sponsor: SFA Alumni Foundation
Dara Adebayo of
La Marque
Economics
Portfolio Management
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors
Matthew Rohloff of
League City
Finance
Wendy Buchanan Finance Scholarship
Sponsor: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Kevin Torres-Cruz of
Lufkin
Finance

Scholarships

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Contact

Department of Economics and Finance
936.468.4301
ecofin@sfasu.edu
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Mailing Address:
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