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William Paterson Students Receive Financial Planning Award

Students received $2,000 for an essay and oral argument they presented during national financial planning competition.

Linda Hoxha and Ania Lamparska, students at William Paterson University, have placed third in a national financial planning competition.

Hoxha and Lamparska’s team was one of three William Paterson teams selected as finalists in the 2013 Financial Service Professionals National Service Industry Issues Competition in Arizona.

The team had to make an oral presentation before a panel of judges regarding what the best practices are in identifying and evaluating specific career in the financial services field. They also wrote a paper on the subject.

The team received a $2,000 scholarship for placing third.

“We are so proud of the students who have worked so hard to bring recognition to the university and to the financial planning program,” said Lukas Dean, assistant professor of economics, finance, and global business at William Paterson.

The university’s financial planning program was rated among the top 10 such programs in the country by Financial Planning magazine.

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Khalid April 15, 2013 at 12:36 AM
congratulations! how can i contact Ania? is she has a Facebook or twitter account?
Neal Justovitch April 24, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Amazing! from filing Bankruptcy not too long ago, to becoming a Financial Planner! Congratulations Ania, you are a success story for everyone who has had serious financial difficulties, such as yourself - you will absolutely help people with your story of where you came from, and how you got here. It has only been a few years that you were completely bankrupt and could barely speak English, and now look at you! God Bless America and the great land of Poland!

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