UPublish story by Baldwin-Wallace College
BEREA:Anthony M. Testa, a recent graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College earned the Milton T. Baldwin Prize, given to the student with the highest GPA in the graduating class. Testa earned a 3.99 GPA during his time at B-W – tops among 755 undergraduates in the class of 2012.
A 2008 graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High School and first generation college student, Testa made the most of his college years. To compliment his finance and accounting major, Testa served as president of the Investment Club, which manages a real, six-figure portfolio as part of B-W’s endowment. He was also vice president, Regional Champion and National Competitor in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), an organization that uses business skills to make the world a better place. Testa also was a member of the Accounting Association and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.
The Baldwin Prize was not the first recognition for Testa, who received B-W’s Jacob O. Kamm Scholarship, was recognized as a Presidential Scholar and Ohio Academic Scholar, inducted into the Alpha Delta Lambda (Freshman Scholastic) and Kappa Mu Epsilon (Math) Honor Societies and was a member of B-W’s Honors Program.
Testa, who recently returned from an 18-day study tour through China as part of the Discovering China Program, will be working as an analyst in theinvestment banking division of Morgan Stanley. He is the son of Bill and Donna Ruckman of Stow.
Baldwin-Wallace College, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational college of 4,500 students, B-W offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 50 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, B-W offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area