Published on June 6, 2023 by Sofia Paglioni  
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The Financial Management Association (FMA) chapter in Samford’s Brock School of Business has been awarded the Superior Chapter Award for the 2022-23 academic year.
Samford’s FMA chapter regularly receives this distinction as students continue to strive for professional excellence within their chapter.
As a global financial organization established in 1970, FMA provides professional development opportunities for students and encourages educational endeavors within the financial world.
Less than 10% of student chapters receive the “Superior Chapter” award every year, and it is the highest award an FMA student chapter can attain. In order to be considered, students must complete four of the eight activities required by the FMA.

Along with recruiting new members every year, the required activities include hosting a local career fair, touring financial institutions and publishing a chapter newsletter. Out of 175 chapters, only 18 groups were recognized as Superior Chapters this year.
Under the leadership of adviser Associate Professor Anna-Leigh Stone, Samford’s FMA chapter provided exceptional opportunities for student engagement, networking and career growth outside the classroom.
In addition to Samford’s FMA chapter, there are various undergraduate and graduate student organizations in Brock School of Business that provide professional development and fellowship. Learn more about how you can get involved here.
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