Ashland University Business Students Receive Awards from Financial Executives International

Ashland University Business Students Receive Awards from Financial Executives International

4/29/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University sophomore Mitchell Kelly, an accounting and finance major from Mansfield, Ohio, and sophomore Jessica Syme, an accounting and finance major from Seville, Ohio, received the Outstanding Students award from Financial Executives International (FEI).

Kelly, a 2014 graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School, is the son of Doug and Heather Kelly. Syme, a 2015 graduate of the Ohio Virtual Academy, is the daughter of John and Jennifer Syme of Seville.

“Jessica and Mitchell were selected not only for their outstanding academic performance, but also for their active involvement in their future professional career,” said Dr. Hongxia Wang, associate professor of finance at Ashland University. “They have demonstrated great leadership potential in the business world and I believe they will excel in whatever they choose.”

Kelly and Syme both received $100 awards from the Northeast Ohio Chapter of FEI, a certificate of academic achievement from the national office of FEI, inclusion of the student’s resume in a packet distributed to FEI members in attendance at the April 12 meeting, a one-year complimentary subscription to FERF (Financial Executive Research Foundation), and the Financial Executive magazine titled FEI Daily.

FEI is a professional association for corporate finance executives with chapters located across the United States and Canada. FEI members are the chief financial officers or senior financial executives from both public and private sector companies, as well as government/service organizations and academia. Members are committed to supporting outstanding local talent who share an interest in the finance and accounting professions. FEI provides a rare opportunity for students to meet with finance professionals from NE Ohio companies.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###