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Hamline School of Business Built a Finance and Analytics Classroom with Grant from Wells Fargo


Students at Hamline School of Business (HSB) learn with the latest technology and collaborative tools in the new Wells Fargo Finance and Analytics Room.

Funded with a $200,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation, the new active learning classroom serves finance, analytics and economics classes. 

“The technology infrastructure ensures a teaching environment that revolves around applied classroom learning that will prepare students for successful business careers,” said Anne McCarthy, Dean of the School of Business.

Designed to facilitate small group interaction and student participation, the room includes a stock ticker, touchscreen monitors, analytics software and multiple display options that engage students and faculty in the learning process.

James Steiner, adjunct business professor and member of the HSB executive council, facilitated the key gift for the classroom.

“Wells Fargo is committed to investing in its community, particularly in educational programs that generate opportunities for students to excel in business,” said Steiner, president of Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo-affiliated firm that manages assets for high net worth clients. “Our partnership with Hamline is just one of many ways we commit our time and dollars to improve financial education.”

The classroom opened for teaching on Sept. 1 and a ribbon-cutting on Friday, Oct. 12, 2019 formally inaugurated the new space.

Link to press release.

Written by staff.