Finance and Accounting Students Selected for Prestigious Honor

Andrew Wallace, Shelbi Heydinger, and Alison Darr were recognized for their academic excellence by the Toledo Chapter of Financial Executive International (FEI).  Students from universities across northwest Ohio were nominated from both finance and accounting fields. FEI’s top student award honors "a student who demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and intellectual honesty, and who possesses high promise for a successful career in business."

Wallace, a senior finance student, excels in the classroom with a 3.81 GPA, and is part of the BGSU Investment Team who is responsible for managing a $250,000 alumni portfolio through conducting research and analyzing international Exchange-Traded Funds for potential investment. Not only does Wallace excel academically, he plays on the BGSU varsity hockey team as a forward. His hometown is Bedford, Nova Scotia. Wallace is pictured here receiving his check for the award with finance faculty members (left to right) Dr. Dan Klein, associate professor; Dr. Sung Bae, professor and department chair; and Mr. Ed White, instructor and former CFO of Owens-Illinois.

Heydinger is a senior accounting student with a 4.0 GPA.  She held an internship with the William Vaughan Company last spring and will have an internship with EY over the summer.  Heydinger, whose hometown is Tiro, Ohio, is active in the National Accounting Society - Beta Alpha Psi, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. After graduation, Shelbi will return to BGSU in the fall as a student in the Master of Accountancy program.

Darr is currently in the master’s program at BGSU with a focus on taxation. She graduated from Kent State University in May 2013 with an undergraduate accounting degree and a 4.0 GPA. Her study abroad experience included a semester in Geneva, Switzerland.

Congratulations to these three students for their exceptional academic performances!