Published on June 7, 2024 by Morgan Black  
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Samford University’s student chapter of the global Financial Management Association (FMA) has been recognized as a Superior Chapter for the 2023-24 academic year. This is the fourth consecutive year the chapter has received this prestigious recognition.
The Superior Chapter award is the highest award a student chapter can attain. Out of 175 chapters globally, less than 10% of them receive this award every year.
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. 
Under the leadership of associate professor Anna-Leigh Stone, Samford’s FMA chapter provided exceptional opportunities for student engagement, networking and career growth outside the classroom.
Stone said, “FMA is a student run organization, and this designation would not be possible without the dedication from the officers who organize events and recruit new members.” 
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.
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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.