The update also includes a feature on "Women in Bowden," as the 2021-22 yields the highest percentage of female members since the group's inception.
In the Finance, Accounting and Economics majors, female-identifying students make up less than 30% of the student population. Historically, this percentage has aligned with previous BIG classes with an overall average of two to three women per class since the fund began. This year's class is thrilled to have four female students representing the Bowden Investment Group, yielding a higher percentage of woman than the overall department major. Members Courtney Prevette, Caroline Alba, Brandy Crump, and Hailey Shoesmith are proud to represent the group and would recommend more women to consider applying to The Bowden Investment Group. Dr. Hadley has greatly encouraged the success of women in financial services, and has done the same to inspire growth among our women in BIG.
About Appalachian's Bowden Investment Group
The Elbert V. Bowden Investment Group provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on investment experience as part of an investment management course. The Elbert V. Bowden Student Managed Investment Fund was established in January 2000 in the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance at Appalachian State University and financial donations from alumni, faculty, businesses and other supporters have added to the fund's total net assets. Students analyze investment opportunities and manage a real investment portfolio, with the goal of a return on invested funds that exceeds the return on the S&P 500 Index. Learn more at big.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian's Department of Finance
The primary objective of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance is to develop leaders for the business, government, and educational communities and to assist them in making contributions to society. The primary objective of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance is to develop leaders for the business, government, and educational communities and to assist them in making contributions to society. Learn more at finance.appstate.edu.