Financial planning team heading to sixth appearance in national championship
03/15/2006

The Fort Hays State University Financial Planning team has once again qualified for the finals of the Ameriprise (formerly American Express) Planning Invitational.

This is the national Championship of financial planning, said Dr. Tom Johansen, associate professor of finance and director of the Financial Planning Program.

"We are six for six," he said. "That is, we have competed for six years and made the finals all six years. We have also been in the top five in the nation every year, placing first, first, third, fifth and fourth."

The team of Rachael Cuta, Larned senior, Elizabeth Pauls, Glasco senior, and Kenny Osuwah, Lagos, Nigeria, senior, will compete against Texas Tech, Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Wright State, Minnesota State-Mankato, the University of Hawaii and Slippery Rock in the final two phases of the competition. The competition will be held in Minneapolis, MN, from April 19-21.

"We will do our best to bring back another national championship to Fort Hays State University," said Johansen.
Contact information for Johansen: (785) 628-5805.


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