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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:00am

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. – May 29, 2013– Dressed in suits and ties, 21 members of the Mercy College men’s Lacrosse team toured the New York Stock Exchange and got a first had look at the traders in action. The players and their coaches were treated to breakfast at 11 Wall Street and then got to explore the trading floor before watching the opening bell. After the ringing of the bell the players were given a tour of the building that included a history of the stock exchange and details on how the trading system works. 

The players got to spend time with Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Euronext Inc. Duncan L. Niederauer and NYSE managing director James J. Maguire. The players were invited to the NYSE by Niederauer who also recently joined the players for practice. 

Mercy College Senior and team goalie T.J. DiCarlo says his favorite part was watching the action that ensued after the opening bell, “When the bell went off the vibe went from laid-back to wild. It was so exciting” said DiCarlo, who is studying mathematics at Mercy College. DiCarlo says he learned a lot about stocks and is now considering being a stock broker.

Mercy College Chief Student & Alumni Engagement Officer, Dr. William E. Martinov, Jr. says, “It was a wonderful opportunity for our students. Seeing the floor of the exchange and meeting influential leaders who took the time to explain the stock market to them is something the students will always remember. It was a moment when the classroom lessons came to life, a career related opportunity that Mercy College will continue to provide for our aspiring students. Thank you again to Duncan Niederauer for this fabulous opportunity.”  

Though only few of the students that attended the trip are finance majors, many agreed they are now considering a career in finance.

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About Mercy College Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five prestigious schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. The Mercy College PACT is the first program of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring. 877-MERCY-GO.