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Students take time out from school to participate in APM golf tournament

Monday, October 24, 2011

LAWRENCE ― Students in the University of Kansas School of Business' Applied Portfolio Management (APM) program took a little break from school work and participated in a Sept. 30 golf tournament with alumni.

Lawrence Country Club hosted the golf tournament that boasted 55 golfers, all alumni of the APM course, as well as 12 current APM class members. The tournament gives students an opportunity to network, make connections and interact with business professionals from across the country on an informal basis.

"The most beneficial part of the tournament for the students is definitely the ability to meet and network with APM alumni in a casual and supportive setting," said Sean O'Neill, assistant portfolio manager.

However, the tournament isn't just beneficial for students. It also gives alumni a chance to return to Lawrence and catch up with old friends and classmates.

"I'm always happy to see so many alumni come back. We had great folks from all over the country. It was a beautiful day and lots of fun," said Cathy Shenoy, director of the MBA program and APM course.

This year was considered a great success, thanks in part to the amazing turnout, beautiful weather and strong revenue showing from the raffle. The tournament raised nearly $5,000, which will help fund student employment at the School of Business.

O'Neill played on the winning team, along with Al Simmons, Jeff Morrison and Tom Kennedy. The second place finishers were Tom Preheim, Ross Vogel, Jeff Ahlers and Mark Dreitzler. Coming in third was the team of Joe Onofrio, Ryan Mandl, Thomas Kershisnik and Paul Gregory.

The tournament was sponsored by Prairie Wind Capital, Campanile Capital, Lockton, Tradebot, Enterprise Properties Trust, Tortoise Capital Advisors, Liberty Asset Management, UBS, Capital Federal and Inergy.

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