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Business students tour New York Stock Exchange
Posted 11/26/2019 12:14PM

Misericordia University students in the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda recently toured the New York Stock Exchange and spoke with a professional market maker before witnessing the closing bell to end the day of trading at the world’s largest stock exchange.

The students first toured the National September 11 Memorial and Museum that commemorates the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

Misericordia University students received a private tour of the New York Stock Exchange before going to the trading floor, where they talked to the market maker for Intercontinental Exchange Inc., stock. The professional trader outlined the history of stock trading, working the trading floor and his role of connecting buyers to sellers. Before the end of trading for the day, the students assembled in front of the bell to witness the closing bell.  

Misericordia University students, faculty and staff toured the New York Stock Exchange. Participating in the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda program, first row from left, are Patrick Rother, Mountain Top, Pa.; Kevin Feifer, director, Office of Service Learning; Ata Yesilyaprak, Ph.D., associate professor, business; Jayme DeMedio, Collegeville, Pa.; president, BPA/PBL; Alexa Monro, Kinnelon, N.J., treasurer, BPA/BPL; Charles J. Makar, M.B.A., instructor, business, and Max Gariano, Mountain Top, Pa.; second row, Matthew Foss, Old Forge, Pa., secretary, BPA/PBL; Lena Eldrenkamp, Old Bridge, N.J.; Charles Richardson, Ph.D., dean, College of Business; Jose Gonzalez, Collegeville, Pa., historian, BPA/PBL; Matthew Jennings, Bridgewater, N.J., vice president, BPA/BPL; Thomas Weiskircher, Huntingtown, Md., activities coordinator, BPA/PBL, and Joseph Donahue, corporate relations coordinator, Insalaco Center for Career Development. 

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