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CSU Students Compete in College Fed Challenge

Mike Woodard

College Fed Challenge

Last month, students from Charleston Southern participated in the College Fed Challenge Competition in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The College Fed Challenge is an academic event focusing on finance and economics and is sponsored by The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, which joined with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., makes up the Federal Reserve System, serving Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The Charleston Southern team, Amanda Mulholland, Amanda Franks, Kristina Mulholland and Hunter Nieto, competed against other universities, including Elon University, Winston-Salem State University and Appalachian State University. Elon took home the victory.

The teams delivered 20-minute presentations on monetary policy and were scored on content, teamwork, presentation and style. The competition is designed to encourage a better understanding of the nation’s central bank, the forces influencing economic conditions in the United States and abroad, and the ways that the economy affects everyone.

Team coach, Dr. Scott Pearson, chair and associate professor of business and economics, said, “While our team did not win this year, the experience of participating at this level gives our students a taste of what to expect after graduation. It provides an enriching experience and opens doors for the future in the world of money and banking.”

This is the last year the College Fed Challenge Competition will take place. It has provided a competitive learning environment for students for the last five years, and Charleston Southern was proud to be a part of the final competition.


Pictured: Amanda Mulholland, Amanda Franks, Kristina Mulholland and Hunter Nieto  

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