Stevenson Receives $150k Gift from Faculty Member to Create New Applied Finance Lab
Stevenson University has received a $150,000 naming gift from faculty member Dennis Starliper to create an Applied Finance Lab for the university’s Brown School of Business and Leadership. Featuring digital stock tickers and multiple market data displays, the Applied Finance Lab will be a sophisticated teaching and research tool to enhance our students’ career readiness by developing their command of financial technology platforms and investment decision-making processes.
“With 35 years experience as a corporate controller, treasurer, CFO, and bank director, I enjoy relating the technical academic material students are learning in the classroom to how it is practiced in real workplace scenarios,” Starliper said. “The Applied Finance lab will make this experience even richer for them.”
Starliper is the former Executive Vice President and CFO of Provident Bank. He was first introduced to Stevenson and the Brown School by former university Trustee and Board Chair Kevin Byrnes. After a long and distinguished career in banking and finance, Starliper decided to share his knowledge and expertise in finance with a new generation and became an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Stevenson in 2009. This is his second gift to the Brown School. Previously, he established an annual scholarship for Stevenson Accounting and Business Administration students.
“Dennis spearheaded the idea of an Applied Finance Lab that would bring the experience of working in the financial markets to our students,” said Elliot Hirshman, President of Stevenson University. “This transformational gift demonstrates Dennis’ deep personal commitment to our students and to Stevenson’s focus on career preparation.”