This award, from the George I. Alden Trust, was made at the December Alden Trust meeting, and is in acceptance of Felician University’s proposal to transform the SOBIS finance classroom into a real-time experiential learning space modeled after the stock market trading floor.
The new Felician University Bloomberg Finance Lab will be equipped with Bloomberg for Education and the Bloomberg Terminal. This robust suite of business, financial and career preparation software will provide students access to industry-standard resources and foster a competitive advantage for internships and job placement.
Alden Trust previously provided funding for the Felician Technology Lab in Education Commons and the Alden Trust Conference Room in Sammartino Hall.
Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the trust was established by George Alden in 1912 for the general purpose of philanthropic enterprises, “with a specific interest in the promotion of education in schools, colleges or other educational institutions.”
“Felician University remains grateful for their continuing support of Felician University and our mission. In conjunction with our strategic planning and establishing future university goals, we look forward to the addition of this valuable learning space and the cutting edge programming this facility will provide for our students,” President James W. Crawford III said upon the announcement.