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Bill Burke was a featured speaker at SU’s Research Day 2016. He spoke about innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.
Bill Burke

Leonard Arvi, served as chairperson of the “Finance Innovation Teaching” session and discussed a paper, “Color Coding Variables in Time Value of Money Instruction,” at the Financial Management Association Annual meeting in Las Vegas from October 19-22, 2016

Students in the FINA 338 Special Topics course: Series 7 General Securities Licensing Exam attended a seminar, “Career Opportunities in the Financial Services Industry,” by David Snyder, executive vice president of Securities Training Corporation, New York City, on October 12, 2016

The Sustainable Housing & Real Estate initiative under BEACON has a new website: Students of the FINA 443 Real Estate Finance course are working on repurposing real estate assets in downtown revitalization project in conjunction with the City of Salisbury.

Dr. Dustin Chambers has joined BEACON as an economic modeling consultant, working with BEACON project teams for eight hours per week.

BEACON is partnering with key stakeholders from the business community to plan the Mid-Atlantic Family Business and Closely Held Firm Summit in early 2018. Christina Gordy, assistant director of development, Perdue School, Advancement and External Affairs, is assisting BEACON with sponsorships for the event.

BEACON is partnering with PRMC and the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland to develop a Community Outreach initiative focusing on Population Health. Pam Gregory from the United Way; Roger Follebout, Dr. Mark Edney and Dr. Kathryn Fiddler from PRMC; and Dr. Deneen Long-White, assistant professor, community health, from the Henson School of Science and Technology will join the BEACON team in this endeavor.

BEACON project teams have been assigned to a previous Shore Hatchery and Bernstein competition winners to serve as pro-bono market research/business development consultants.

BEACON has become a star provider of economic impact/economic value estimation and scenario modeling projects in the Mid-Atlantic region with over 50 such projects completed during the past five years. In addition, BEACON has completed close to 50 project and program evaluation projects in the State of Maryland during the last 12 months alone.

BEACON is on track to break its record of the number and value of externally funded applied research projects and contracts for a seventh year in a row. In addition, during the last two years BEACON teams have worked on projects with the widest geographic distribution. These included projects from eight states and two countries outside the United States. BEACON currently employs four graduate research assistants, three undergraduate project assistants and four interns (two each from ECON and MGMT).

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