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RFC Plan Competition Judge Encouraged by Student Presentations

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Professionals who love what they do for a living feel fortunate and look for a way to pay it forward – especially to the kids today.

For that reason, RFC Ed Skelly of Sterling Financial Partners in Ashburn, Virginia decided to travel to Las Vegas and judge the Finals of the IARFC National Plan Competition held on May 1.

As a Diamond Sponsor, Ed is encouraged by what the kids are learning in school.

 “Today the presentations by the three teams were absolutely phenomenal,” commented Skelly.  “I think the nine students who presented did a wonderful job.

The Final Results:

  • First place – Bryant University
    Smithfield RI, team members Kyle Creedon, Lauren Fayne, Jamie Pepin and their instructor Mara Derderian
  • Second Place – Shepherd University
    Shepherdstown WV, team members Bonnie Baily, Akhtar Khan,  Avery Mendzela and their Professor Nicolas Pologeorgis
  • Third Place – Bowling Green University
    Bowling Green OH, team members Dana Kaufman, Elizabeth Kevorkian, Becca Smoody and their professor Matthew Garrow

The IARFC congratulates all the students and their professors on the hard work and time needed to advance to the Finals and to the Bryant University team for winning first place.

“Without question having the ability to participate and placing in the top three spots in a national competition is something to be proud of,” continues Skelly.  “They will be a very good presence in the industry in the future.”


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