Published on August 3, 2021 by Morgan Black  
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Jenny Chin-Lai '21, the 2020-21 president of Samford's FMA chapter
Samford’s chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) has been recognized as a Superior Chapter for 2021. The highest honor an FMA student chapter can attain, this recognition is awarded to less than 10% of all FMA student chapters. Samford was one of only 19 schools in the country selected this year.
 
To be considered as a Superior Chapter, student groups must have completed four of eight required activities by the FMA. Samford’s chapter excelled during the year while participating in the 2021 FMA Virtual Finance Leaders' Conference, hosted a minimum of eight career development programs during the academic year, published a chapter resume book, and hosted a career fair.
 
According to Anna-Leigh Stone, assistant professor of finance, Samford’s chapter went above and beyond during an unprecedented year to achieve this recognition. Under the leadership of chapter officers Jenny Chin-Lai, president, and Cassidy Goble, vice president of events, the students were engaged and determined to have a successful year.
 
“It is an honor to receive the FMA Superior Chapter Award,” Stone said. “This award demonstrates the drive of our students to be engaged in out-of-the-classroom activities, especially during a difficult year when events had to be held virtually.”
 
In addition to FMA, numerous other student organizations are available for Brock School of Business undergraduate and graduate students to join to further develop their professional skills. Learn more about them here.
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.