**Christine Leo** has taken home the 2005 Bahamas Financial Services Board **Student of the Year** award. Christine graduated this year with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Accounting Major. She was consistently on the Dean’s Honour Roll, and on the President’s List for the final 2 years of studies. Christine plans to pursue professional development training with an eventual goal of attaining CPA certification.

The Financial Services Student of the Year programme is co-ordinated by BFSB with support from the COB, Central Bank of the Bahamas, and Professional Industry Associations Working Group. Colina Financial Advisors and SG Hambros Bank and Trust are corporate sponsors, each year donating a $5000 Investment Account as grand prize.

Selection of the annual recipient is based on GPA and college and community involvement. Also factored in is an interview conducted by a broad-based Advisory Panel as well as a written submission on the financial services industry.

*Pictured is Ms. Leo receiving her award from Wendy Craigg, Governor of the Central Bank, with (left) Kenwood Kerr, Manager-Investor Services at SG Hambros; and Hiram Cox, Portfolio Manager at Colina Financial Advisers.*