Marian Students Take First and Third Place in Wisconsin Stock Market Competition

August 25, 2012

February 27, 2012FOND DU LAC, Wis. —Two teams of students from the Marian University School of Business received awards in the Wisconsin College/Technical College/Adult Division of the Stock Market Simulation sponsored by EconomicsWisconsin. The student teams each managed a hypothetical $100,000 in an online investment portfolio for 10 weeks during the fall semester, with awards given to students managing portfolios with the highest end values.Teammates Dmitry Sentsov from Lipetsk, Russia and Yvonne Diekvoss from Fond du Lac won first place and $100 in the competition. The third-place prize went to Karli Reiser and Jenna Whitehead , both from Fond du Lac, who will receive $25. The students will receive their awards at the Marian University School of Business awards ceremony to be held on March 22, 2012.All of the students are seniors in the School of Business at Marian University, and participated in the Stock Market Simulation as part of a project for their investment class taught by Professor Katherine Schuessler. In building a portfolio, students research and evaluate stocks and mutual funds and strive to create the best-performing portfolio using a live trading simulation.