February 3, 2015 - King’s College students recently swept the top three places in an annual collegiate stock market contest sponsored by the Kingston office of Janney Montgomery Scott (JMS) which involved students from King’s, Wilkes, the University of Scranton, and Misericordia.
Kelly Fasciana, first row center, won first place and was awarded a $1,500 prize.
In the contest, the third annual sponsored by the local JMS office, students were asked to invest a hypothetical $250,000 and prizes were awarded to the six students to get the highest return on their initial investment during the contest period. Approximately 200 college students participated in the contest.
Gianna Cordasco, who won last year’s contest, finished in second this year and received $500. Alec Andes finished in third and also received $500 while Justin Barnett finished in sixth place and received $50.
Pictured in front row with Fasciana, from left, is Keith Kleinman, First Vice President, JMS; Susan Whitesell, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, JMS; Peter Shelp, Certified Financial Planner, JMS; and Adam Shelp, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Stock Market Game coordinator, JMS.
Pictured in the second row, from left, is Mark Leffler, assistant professor of management and the Angelo DeCesaris Executive in Residence, King’s College; Alec Andes, who finished in third place; Gianna Cordasco, who finished in second place; Justin Barnett, who finished in sixth place; and Barry Williams, dean of the McGowan School of Business at King’s.