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Larry W. Carroll Financial Trading Center


Student in trading center

The Larry W. Carroll Financial Trading Center allows Austin Peay business students to mimic the work of Wall Street’s top traders by giving them access to the same tools used by financial professionals worldwide. In 2015, North Carolina businessman and Austin Peay alumnus, Larry Carroll, contributed a lead gift to help finance the project. 

A few months after Carroll made his contribution, Dr. Mark Green, Tennessee state senator and founder of the healthcare company AlignMD, along with his wife, Camilla Green, presented then Austin Peay President Alisa White with a major donation for the project. That gift was used to install the Dr. Mark and Camilla Green Stock Exchange Ticker Display.
Family and friends of the late John K. Hopson, a longtime Montgomery County Farm Bureau agent, supported the new trading center, allowing the Austin Peay College of Business to create the John K. Hopson Innovation Rooms. These rooms enable business students to analyze data and participate in real-world simulations.
The trading center is on the lower level of the Kimbrough building, accessible to the main atrium floor.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 8:00a - 4:30p
Sat-Sun: Closed

Larry W. Carroll Govs Fund

The purpose of the Larry W. Carroll Govs Fund is to provide a valuable experiential-learning opportunity for students and allow them to explore their passions in finance and investments by enabling them to manage an investment portfolio.

The opportunity to be a Student Portfolio Manager is open to all APSU CoB students. At the beginning of each academic year, the Faculty Govs Fund Advisors will meet to select students from a pool of applicants. The Student Portfolio Managers works closely with the Faculty Govs Fund Advisors to achieve the purpose and investment objective of the fund.

The faculty advisors for this organization are Dr. Dong Nyonna, Dr. Michael Phillips, Dr. Susan Cockrell, and Instructor Stephanie Bilderback.

For additional information about the Larry W. Carroll Govs Fund, please contact Dr. Dong Nyonna at bilderbacks@apsu.edu or nyonnad@apsu.edu

Spring 2024 Student Management Leadership

President - Thomas (Tommy) Pyron
Vice President - Keith Groll
Executive Support Specialist - Devine Malone
Chief Investment Officer - Korey Nettles
Communications Director - Chelsae Thompson

Student Members

Charlie Albert
Isabella Blackwell
Micah Caito
Daniela Campos
Samuel Clark
Piper Conditt
Bryan Crocker
Elvis Diaz
Logan Jackson
Nikolas Lamie
Lesly Moreno
Josue Ortiz
Christian Thibodeau
Kade Tjaarda
Janine Trost
Shire Williams