William M. Jones of Blacksburg, Va., has been named the Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Pamplin College of Business for the 2012-13 academic year.

Jones, who is pursuing majors in finance, economics, and accounting and a minor in history, is expected to receive a bachelor's degree in May 2013. He is a merit scholar and has excelled academically with dean's list recognition.

Jones has served as co-chief executive officer of the Student-managed Endowment for Educational Development (SEED), where he managed 25 analysts responsible for a $5 million student-run portfolio. In this role, he organized a trip to New York City and designed a new SEED model for the valuation of potential investments.

He was a member of the wrestling team and a volunteer wrestling coach with the local parks and recreation department. Jones also served as a caretaker for a multiple sclerosis patient.

Among his other activities, Jones participated in a Wells Fargo Financial Markets externship, as well as an internship with Citigroup Capital Markets.

Jones is the son of Mark Jones and Eloise Coupey, both of Blacksburg.

Outstanding Senior Awards are presented at the Student Honors Day Banquet each spring. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the senior class, the award recognizes outstanding student performance in each college of the university. Students are selected on the basis of their grade point average (a minimum of a 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale) and outstanding performance in several or all of the following areas: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and contributions of service to the university and/or community.



Written by Catherine Doss.
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