BFSB’s programme to recognise an outstanding graduating student from within the School of Business, College of The Bahamas is now in its 14th year. The initiative has been a joint venture of BFSB and the Professional Industry Association Working Group (PIAWG), comprising representatives from FSI industry associations. This recognition programme is part of BFSB’s Financial Services Industry Excellence Programme, which also profiles outstanding professionals and executives within the sector.

The student award is an Investment Account, complete with Investment Management Services. BFSB is pleased to announce that the Association of International Banks & Trust Companies in The Bahamas (AIBT) along with CFAL have come on board again this year as sponsors of the award, with cooperating support from Societe Generale Private Banking (Bahamas) Limited.

A Sub-Group from the College of The Bahamas submits the initial list of candidates, based on established criteria such as GPA, along with College and Community involvement. An Industry Panel undertakes responsibility for interviewing each of the short-listed candidates, and to judge written submissions. The interviews and judging are in the final stages now, with the 2015 Student of the Year slated to be announced for the first time at BFSB’s 2015 Industry Awards Gala Dinner, scheduled for November 20 at Atlantis Paradise Island.

*Photo Caption: 2015 FSI Student of the Year Sponsors. Left to right are Patti Bain, Societe Generale Private Banking; Pamela Musgrove, CFAL; Sophia Thurston, CFAL; Shira Newbold, AIBT; Anastacia Johnson, AIBT; and Fredricka Bowe, BFSB.*