The Virginia Munson Hammell ’67 Trading Room was constructed in Rosenstock Hall over the summer of 2015.
This addition to Hood’s academic facilities fulfills the vision of the College’s business administration department to provide a place for students to simulate real-world experiences of working with financial markets through securities trading and portfolio management. The room exposes students to similar technology and analytical tools as used on Wall Street and features trading stations, a stock quote ticker and financial investment software. Funding for this room was secured through a lead gift from alumna Virginia Munson Hammell ‘67 and gifts from Janet Hobbs Cotton ‘59 and her husband John, Susan Edmiston ’87, Robert Hooper, Neal Wilson and Frederick County Bank.
The top most important things about the trading room are:
- Students’ experience
- Blazing Alpha fund
- Help develop a finance major in the future
- Hardware and Software
- Can be used to serve the community
- Space for classes