The Mihaylo Applied Securities Analysis Program (ASAP), which provides real-world investment portfolio opportunities for finance students, presented their second annual $5,000 gift to the Mihaylo Tutoring Center on May 1.
For Mihaylo finance undergraduate and graduate students, the ASAP program provides an opportunity to manage real-world investment portfolios. The program’s investment returns resulted in a $5,000 gift to the Mihaylo Tutoring Center, which offers free peer tutoring and breakout sessions for student study.
Mihaylo Finance Professor Michael Milligan, instructor and managing director of the ASAP program, notes that the concept of benefiting the Tutoring Center grew out of a $1.5 million gift from investor and alumnus Jeff Van Harte ’80 to expand the student investment fund. “Van Harte wanted a way to fund the tutoring center on an ongoing basis,” Milligan explains. “He and Mihaylo Dean Anil Puri agreed that having the students manage the funds with the profits going to the tutoring center would allow the ASAP students to learn while helping the tutoring center reap tangible benefits.” The ASAP program hopes to provide a donation to the tutoring center each year.
“We plan to use the ASAP gift to provide additional hours of tutoring service to our students,” Mihaylo Tutoring Center Director Emeline Yong says.