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K-State Today

December 10, 2014



Personal financial planning students earn top awards for research papers

By Jane P. Marshall

At the 2014 Financial Planning Association Conference in Seattle, the Best Applied Research Paper Award went to Martin Seay, assistant professor of personal financial planning in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, and doctoral students Sarah Asebedo, Cametra Thompson, Cherie Stueve and Rick Russi for the paper "To leverage or not to leverage: Psychological implications of mortgage debt in retirement."

Nick Carr, a 2014 graduate from the doctoral program, won the Best Theoretical Research Award for his dissertation work, "Reassessing the assessment: Comprehensive financial risk evaluation and goals-based wealth management." Co-authors included Cliff Robb, Sonya Britt and Kristy Archuleta from the personal financial planning faculty in the College of Human Ecology.