Business Students Honored by Financial Executives Organization

March 2, 2017

Two students from the St. John Fisher College School of Business—Colin McGraw ’18 and Makenna Moriarty ’17—were recently recognized by the Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), during the chapter’s Scholars Award Dinner, held on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Colin McGraw ’18 (pictured second from the right) was given an award from the Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International.

Colin McGraw ’18 (pictured second from the right) was given an award from the Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International.

Founded in 1931, FEI’s mission is to advance the success of senior-level financial executives, their organizations, and the profession. Students who receive the FEI awards are recognized by faculty for their outstanding academic achievements, participation and character development through extracurricular activities, and potential for future business leadership. McGraw and Miller were nominated for their respective awards by Dr. Patricia Wollan, professor of finance.

McGraw, a corporate finance, economics, and physics major, received the Financial Executives Research Foundation and FEI Rochester Chapter Academic Excellence Award, which included an $800 scholarship. McGraw has excelled in his coursework throughout his academic career at Fisher. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. He also hopes to launch his own company in the near future.

A corporate finance major, Moriarty was selected as the Graduating Senior Award recipient, which included a $250 award.  In addition to the FEI award, last year, she was featured in a Rochester Democrat and Chronicle article for her personal success in sales at her current job, Embrasse-moi, a women’s boutique based in Pittsford. Moriarty plans to enroll in a MBA program after graduation, and aims to open her own business.

“The Financial Executives International dinner was a wonderful opportunity to interact with finance professionals, elite educators, and students from local area colleges,” said Moriarty. “Hearing about the other students’ hard work and leadership qualities only motivates me to continue to improve upon my own skills.”