Guam – Guam Community College accounting major Colleen Punzalan is one of the winners of the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS) “Write Investment” student competition. APAFS announced the three winners: Punzalan and Steen Harris of the College of Micronesia-FSM, who each were awarded a $500 scholarship to their home institution, and Ruthy Maun of the College of the Marshall Islands, who was sent to the 10th Pacific Region Investment Conference (PRIC) in Manila last weekend. Students from different universities across the Pacific Region were invited to participate in the competition.
According to a release from APAFS, “This competition is one of APAFS’ tools to educate and equip future members of the boards of retirement funds, social security funds and trusts and give them the opportunity to learn from regional financial leaders. We are privileged to be in partnership with top colleges and universities in the Asia Pacific Region who are likewise dedicated to ensuring that maximum opportunities are given to future finance leaders of the world,” said Daniel A. Roland, APAFS Executive Director.
Dr. Mary Okada, President of Guam Community College and Student Competition Coordinator for the 2010 APAFS Student Investment Competition, along with Gerry Cruz, Chairman of APAFS, present a $500 scholarship award to Colleen Punzalan, a GCC accounting major, for her winning essay in this year’s competition.