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Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren Presents College Fed Challenge Championship Trophy to Bentley Team for National Title


Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren Presents College Fed Challenge Championship Trophy to Bentley Team for National Title

On April 15, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren formally presented the national championship trophy to the Bentley team that won the national title at the seventh annual College Fed Challenge in December 2010. Bentley team members, accompanied by faculty advisers David Gulley and Aaron Jackson, accepted the award at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The trip included discussions with Rosengren on issues such as monetary policy, the path to winning the national championship, and strategy for winning next year's competition.

The trophy was engraved with each of the team members' names, comprised of the following Economics-Finance majors: 

  • Maximillian Barco, Senior
  • Christina J. Harstad, Senior
  • Satyajeet Jadhavrao, Junior
  • Pranay Kumar Jain, Junior
  • Shohana Jannat, Junior
  • Peter Jurik, Senior
  • David Norrish, Senior
  • Victoria Lee Tran, Senior

In the highly competitive national competition, Bentley placed first among teams from Lafayette College, Northwestern University, Rutgers University at Newark, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Competing teams played the role of members of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's monetary policymaking body, including a 20-minute presentation and monetary policy recommendations or decisions. They are judged by a panel of Federal Reserve economists on economic analysis, responses to questions, teamwork, and presentation. College teams compete in their local Reserve Bank Districts, and top teams move on to the finals in Washington, D.C.

Bentley has competed in the Fed Challenge since 2007. In the first year, Bentley advanced to the second round regional competition. In 2008, the team narrowly missed advancing to the second round. The 2009 team took second place in the regional competition.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit


by Bentley University November 11, 2014

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