Matthew Sweeney, a J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholar, is known for his exemplary academic and personal leadership skills. He obtained the highest paper score in Phase 1 of the CFA Institute Research Challenge (an annual global competition) and ultimately placed second in the 2018 State Finals. Before earning his bachelor of science in mathematics, he passed his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level 1 exam a semester before graduation. His hard work led to an internship with Lockheed Martin; he also was an invited member of the Stetson University Honor Council. Now, Sweeney moves on to employment at Luma Capital.