National Collegiate Financial Planning Championship

Summary of Success for FHSU

Fort Hays State University has participated in the Financial Planning Challenge (formerly the Ameriprise Financial Planning Invitational), the national collegiate financial planning championship, from 2001 until 2008 and again in 2010 and 2011 (there was not a competition in 2009). The competition, sponsored by the Academy of Financial Services (AFS), Ameriprise Financial (Founding Corporate Partner), Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board), and the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®), is open to universities that have CFP Board-registered undergraduate programs in financial planning. The competition has three phases: a written financial plan, an oral presentation of the plan, and a game show competition. The teams with the top eight written financial plans in the country advance to the finals to present their plans and participate in the game show. Fort Hays has been in the top five in the nation every year it competed.

Download a summary of the student successes at the National Financial Planning Challenge.

Year
Team Members Place
Nolan Kempke, Layne Krizek, Cameron Werth First 
   2010   
Jennifer Ney, Cameron Werth  Second 
Levi Salmans, Ryan Vavricka, Laura Voran Third
Jason Bock, Julie Olson, Brittney Stecklein Third
Rachael Cuta, Kenny Osuwah, Elizabeth Pauls Fourth
Lucas Horton, Kendra Wise, Lacy Wolters Fourth
Jeremy Horn, Austin Sander, Jeff Zimmer Fifth
Jamie Heiman, Rebecca Skrdlant, Aaron Thomas Third
Sarah Cline, Steve Sutter, Nicolette Zeigler First
Blake Allen, Damon Maughan, Jeff Schneider   First 

 

2011
1st Place - Fort Hays State University (1st in written presentation and game show competition)
2nd Place - William Paterson University of New Jersey
3rd Place - Kansas State University
Participating - University of Georgia, Metro State University, University of Missouri, Texas Tech University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and William Paterson University of New Jersey (second team)
2010
1st Place -William Paterson University of New Jersey
2nd Place - Fort Hays State University
3rd Place - Colorado State University
Participating - Kansas State University (two teams), Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, and Western Carolina University
2008
1st Place - Wright State University
2nd Place - University of Georgia
3rd Place - Fort Hays State University
Participating - Appalachian State University, Kansas State University, Mississippi State University, Slippery Rock University, and Virginia Tech University
2007
1st Place - Virginia Tech University
2nd Place - Kansas State University
3rd Place - Fort Hays State University
Participating - Appalachian State University, Minnesota State University, Slippery Rock University, Texas Tech University, and Wright State University
2006
1st Place - Kansas State University
2nd Place - Texas Tech University
3rd Place - Slippery Rock University
4th Place - Fort Hays State University (1st in oral presentation)
Participating - University of Hawaii-Manoa, Minnesota State University, Virginia Tech University, and Wright State University
2005
1st Place - Kansas State University
2nd Place - Purdue University
3rd Place - Texas Tech University
4th Place - Fort Hays State University (1st in oral presentation)
Participating - Minnesota State University, University of Missouri, Ohio State University, and Wright State University
2004
1st Place - Virginia Tech University
2nd Place - Texas Tech University
3rd Place - University of Western Carolina
5th Place - Fort Hays State University
Participating - Kansas State University, Minnesota State University, Slippery Rock University, and Wright State University
2003
1st Place - Kansas State University
2nd Place - Virginia Tech University
3rd Place - Fort Hays State University
Participating - Baylor University, Texas Tech University, and University of Western Carolina
2002
1st Place - Fort Hays State University
2nd Place - University of Western Carolina
3rd Place - Kansas State University
Participating - Slippery Rock University, Texas Tech University, and Virginia Tech University
2001
1st Place - Fort Hays State University (1st in written and oral presentation)
2nd Place - University of Western Carolina
3rd Place - University of North Texas
Participating - California State University-Fullerton, Kansas State University, and Minnesota State University