Skip to main content
Main Penn College Website

Business Alum Arranges Beneficial ‘Return’ for Student Investors


The Financial Markets Investment Lab provides a fitting venue for business students' audience with a successful alumnus.
The Financial Markets Investment Lab provides a fitting venue for business students’ audience with a successful alumnus.
Shawn A. Wilson offers career insight.
Shawn A. Wilson offers career insight.

Shawn A. Wilson, who graduated from Penn College in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, returned to the college Tuesday to share his “real world” wisdom with participants in the Student Managed Investment Fund. After graduation, Wilson started his career in banking before opening S.A. Wilson & Associates, a successful financial planning firm in Lewistown and State College. In addition to talking about how his Penn College education prepared him for his career – he particularly commended Roy A. Fletcher, assistant professor of business administration/banking and finance, for being a tough and knowledgeable mentor – he spoke with students about the significant regulatory changes that occurred as a result of the recent financial crisis and how he navigated those regulations while starting his firm.

Related Stories

Chef Craig A. Cian, associate professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, helps a student from the Lycoming Career & Technology Center to form pizza dough. Accounting & Finance
High-schoolers preview not-so-distant future at Career Day
Read more
Ferki tells guests, “Scholarships act as a gateway to inspire growth in a student’s academics and passion for his or her industry.” She is the recipient of the SEKISUI SPI Workforce Development Scholarship and the Penn College Foundation Scholarship. Accounting & Finance
Scholarship luncheon provides firsthand look at donors’ impact
Read more
Accounting & Finance
Student selected for Northwestern Mutual development program
Read more