Securities America Continues to Promote Business Education
Bloomquist graduated from the University of Nebraska in Omaha (UNO) with a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics. During his time at UNO, he made the chancellor's list five times and the dean's list nine times; participated as a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honors Society for Economics and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society; and was named the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Economics Student and the Department of Economics Outstanding Economics Major for 2007-2008 before graduating summa cum laude. Bloomquist said following a business education from the University of Nebraska Omaha, he plans to pursue both a career in executive management and begin work on business plans he has been working on during his education.
"I am honored to be the recipient of this year's Securities America scholarship," Bloomquist said. "I look forward to working with everyone at Securities America during my internship, and I am very grateful to have been selected as this year's winner. With this opportunity I will be able to learn a great deal about the back end of the financial industry and expand my practical business knowledge."
The annual Securities America scholarship, started in 1995, provides a $3,000 cash award and the opportunity to participate in an internship with the company. Selection is based on grade point average, with a 3.0 minimum, leadership skills, verbal communication skills and accomplishments through undergraduate training and other experiences.
Securities America actively promotes continuing education by compensating all employees who seek securities licenses and providing pay incentives upon their completion; by providing 100 percent reimbursement for books, fees and tuition at the Nebraska state regents per credit hour rate for passed classes; and through the encouragement of and compensation for approved webinars, conferences, online courses and tutorials to further industry knowledge and skill advancement.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine). For more than 25 years, Securities America's mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm's industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1994, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011, the inaugural Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award in March 2013 and was named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.
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