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Students Explore Career Returns on Simulated Investments

The School of Business & Hospitality’s Gerri F. Luke, dean, and Brian D. Walton, assistant dean, chat with students during the event’s “professional meet-and-greet.”
The School of Business & Hospitality’s Gerri F. Luke, dean, and Brian D. Walton, assistant dean, chat with students during the event’s “professional meet-and-greet.”
High school students chat with Terry A. Girdon, professor of business administration/management at Penn College, and Sam Ryder, senior vice president of FNB Bank (right).
High school students chat with Terry A. Girdon, professor of business administration/management at Penn College, and Sam Ryder, senior vice president of FNB Bank (right).
Girdon addresses a full room.
Girdon addresses a full room.
John D. Grigsby, assistant professor of business administration/accounting and head of the college’s accounting and financial planning department, talks with students about the college’s programs.
John D. Grigsby, assistant professor of business administration/accounting and head of the college’s accounting and financial planning department, talks with students about the college’s programs.
Bernard A. Oravec, publisher of the Sun-Gazette, talks about the business side of a daily newspaper.
Bernard A. Oravec, publisher of the Sun-Gazette, talks about the business side of a daily newspaper.

Students from high schools and middle schools around Lycoming County convened on the Penn College campus Wednesday for the grand finale of EconomicsPennsylvania’s Stock Market Game. The Stock Market Game is a classroom simulation that offers players the opportunity to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Prior to receiving awards for the highest total end-of-game equity, the students attended a professional meet-and-greet with business representatives and faculty and staff from the Penn College School of Business & Hospitality, and heard remarks from Gerri F. Luke, dean of business and hospitality; Terry A. Girdon, professor of business administration/management; John D. Grigsby, assistant professor of business administration/accounting; Bernard A. Oravec, publisher of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette; and Sam Ryder, senior vice president of FNB Bank.