Economics Newsletter Spring 2012

Greetings alumni and friends,

Welcome to the 6th edition of the department’s newsletter. We trust you will enjoy reading about the exciting things we are doing. Just click on the topic headings for the full story.

With warm regards,

Floyd H. Duncan, Col.
Department Chairman 

The Major Field Test in Business
Though not up to our usual standards, the Class of 2012 performed well on the Educational Testing Service’s Major Field Test—Business (MFTB). 

Faculty Research
Our faculty have been hard at work publishing research in academic journals as well as presenting their research at various conferences around the country and the world. 

New Faculty
We are very fortunate to have one new faculty members joining our department. 

The Cadet Investment Group
The Cadet Investment Group (CIG) was founded in 1986 by the VMI Foundation. The group’s mission is to learn about investing. To do this, members serve as investment analysts and portfolio managers. 

Cadet Internships
In the summer of 2012, ten cadets will be participating in internships at various businesses across the country. Some of these cadets are also doing the associated academic work required to earn business or economic elective credits for their internships. 

BGS Activity
The Sigma Beta Delta, the Honor Society for Business and Omicron Delta Economics Honor Society were quite active this past year thanks to cadet leadership. 

Fed Challenge
Four cadets participated in the Fed College Challenge in Richmond. 

Cadet Awards
The Annual ODE Banquet to honor our top cadets was held on 26 March. 

Col. Bush - 2105 Class Advisor
Col. H. Francis Bush is serving as the advisor for the Class of 2015. 

Memorandum of Understanding
VMI has established memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreements with five graduate schools in business.

Alumni Survey
Calling all members of the Classes of 1997 and 2007.