FEI Detroit honors Ilitch School students

The Detroit Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) honored Wayne State University accounting major Casey Simlar and M.B.A. student Demetrius Edwards on February 26.

The Financial Executives International Academic Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students at Southeastern Michigan universities pursuing degrees that emphasize accounting or finance. 

Casey Simlar

Casey has demonstrated academic excellence during his time at Wayne State’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, earning a G.P.A. of 3.91 as an undergraduate accounting major while simultaneously beginning a masters in accounting program.

While working toward his degrees, Casey has also gotten a head start on his career. He has interned with the Michigan Department of State and as a cost analyst at A.M. General.

While balancing work and academics, Casey has also found time to serve his fellow students and his community. He has volunteered for various initiatives through the Honors College and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Demetrius Edwards

It is now my honor to introduce the next recipient of this award, Demetrius Edwards. Demetrius is a graduate student pursuing an M.B.A. at the Mike Ilitch School of Business with a concentration in finance. He is slated to graduate in May.

Demetrius received a bachelor’s in economics from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 2014. He then worked for Merrill Lynch for two years, and now is at Schechter Wealth management in Birmingham. He is being considered for post-graduation positions with Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

Despite a busy academic and work schedule, Demetrius has found time to be involved on campus. He is a member of the Financial Management Association, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He also volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brother Big Sister mentoring organizations.

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