Chalk up another national title for UAB in what’s turning out to be a banner spring for student awards and honors. The student investment team of the UAB Green and Gold Fund, the School of Business’ student-managed investment portfolio, won the alternatives portfolio category at the R.I.S.E (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) Conference competition held this month in Dayton, Ohio.
This is the second year that the Green and Gold Fund team has won top honors at this tournament, and its members continue to manage – with business acumen well-beyond their years – a portfolio of stocks, bonds, exchange-traded funds and other securities valued at nearly $500,000. For its bold and successful investment strategies, the Green and Gold Fund has in recent years been featured prominently on CNBC and in Business Week magazine.
A couple of weeks before the Green and Gold victory, business students also won big at the International Collegiate AMA (American Marketing Association) Conference held in New Orleans. At the biggest conference in AMA history, UAB students won awards for Outstanding Communication and Outstanding Chapter Planning, as well as honorable mentions in the Marketing Week Activities and Website categories.
I also want to commend our business students who spent three Saturdays over February and March providing free tax-preparation services out in our community. They did so as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, sponsored locally by United Way, that partners volunteers with low-income tax filers.
Congratulations and thanks to Dean David Klock and our business faculty and students for carrying on UAB’s tradition of excellence in national competition and commitment to service here in our community.