Students Participate in College Fed Challenge

News Story: November 8, 2016

Beginning in the early 2000s, with encouragement from Professor Bridget Lyons, Sacred Heart University became involved in the College Fed Challenge Competition. Since then, students and faculty members have worked to progress in the competition.

This year, with the guidance of Professor Gerald McClogh, faculty adviser, our student competitors have been extremely successful. The team, consisting of presenters, Lucia Melgar-Torres, Dan Cohen, Mike Lenard, Nicole Esposito, and Chris Tumio, and researchers, Sandie Samrin, Mike Losardo, Conor Wylie, James Chiavaro and Jacob Tomanelli, will advance to the semifinal stage of the competition on November 18. They will give a presentation on the economy to a panel of New York Fed economists and staff experts, as well as participate in a Q&A with the judges. They will play the role of monetary policy makers by analyzing economic conditions and recommending a course for monetary policy. The winning team will represent the NY Federal Reserve District in the National College Fed Challenge on December 1 at the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.