Two area residents are gaining practical experience managing investments as part of the Eagle Investment Group at Ashland University.
Robin Barre is a senior majoring in accounting and finance. She chose to participate in the group because of its reputation. "The current reputation that Eagle has as well as the knowledge and hands-on experience that I will be gaining will be extremely beneficial to my career path search," Barre said. Barre, daughter of Gene and Cindy Barre of Greenwich, is a 2004 graduate of South Central High School.
Brad Buckingham is senior majoring in finance. A 2004 graduate of Western Reserve High School, Buckingham knows how valuable his involvement with the group is. "It provides a valuable experience that will prepare me for my future career," he said. "Eagle is a unique program utilizing various types of financial philosophies." Buckingham is the son of Sheila and Tom Buckingham of Norwalk.
Ashland University's Eagle Investment Group finance students began managing a quarter of a million dollar portion of the University's endowment in 1999. Their performance has been consistently above average, and their results for 2007 extend that record. The account now has a balance of more than $430,000.
According to Dr. Tom Harvey, assistant professor of business administration and the Eagle Investment Group adviser, the student group has outperformed all the key stock market indicators by a large margin.
Bronwyn Garner, of Willard, was named to the homecoming court at Baldwin-Wallace College.
Garner is the daughter of Marc and Sue Garner and and represented the Interfraternity Council. She is a junior at B-W and is majoring in human resource management and marketing. On campus she is the vice president of property for Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, vice president of programming for the Panhellenic Council, a member of the Greek Week Committee and Greek Council. She is a 2005 graduate of Willard High School.
David C. Kamm, a senior at Miami University, was recently awarded the Undergraduate Research Award in the amount of $946. Kamm has worked in the lab for several years and does research there. He had a summer internship at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital through the Section of Behavioral Medicine, Division of Pediatrics. He was asked and plans to return for the second year next summer.
Monica J. Sommers has been elected vice president of service of the Alpha Mu Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa membership is based on academic achievement, and members are also provided opportunities for growth and development in scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.
Sommers, of Monroeville, is married to Jeffery R. Sommers. She is majoring in general science at Terra State Community College, and is planning to transfer to Bowling Green State University.