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JALC Stock Market Classes Receive In-Kind Software Donation of $450,000 from CQG, Inc.

JALC Associate Professor of Finance David England (pictured standing at a stock investment seminar) is thankful to have received a software donation from CQG, Inc. that will allow students to have hands-on experience with CQG’s electronic trading tools.  The in-kind gift is valued at $450,000. (Logan Media Services photo)

JALC Associate Professor of Finance David England (pictured standing at a stock investment seminar) is thankful to have received a software donation from CQG, Inc. that will allow students to have hands-on experience with CQG’s electronic trading tools. The in-kind gift is valued at $450,000. (Logan Media Services photo)

Carterville – CQG, Inc. of Denver, Co., has announced that John A. Logan College has joined the company’s CQG on-campus partnership program. The program is designed to support futures industry education for college and university students while providing hands-on experience with CQG’s electronic trading tools. CQG has donated this in-kind software gift valued at $450,000 which will allow students to access CQG Integrated Client program as part of their trading and technical analysis training.

“This has been a big year for CQG in terms of adding university partners. Earlier this year, we made in-kind software gifts to the University of Dayton’s Hanley Trading Center and the University of Colorado Denver’s new J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities,” said Bette Smith, Vice President of Communications at CQG. “We hope that the students at John A. Logan College will benefit from the experiential learning now available to them with our trading and analytics platform, which will allow them to analyze markets and simulate trades.”

JALC Associate Professor of Finance David England is grateful for the opportunity to work with the software.

“My stock market curriculum at John A. Logan College covers everything from ‘this is a stock’ to trading E-Mini futures,” England said. “Being able to work with the legendary CQG Futures trading platform is like a dream come true to me. I know I speak for the college and fifty very excited students when I say thank you very much for this opportunity, CQG.”

JALC President Mike Dreith expressed great pleasure with what David England has been able to do with his program at Logan.

“In the short time that I have been at the college, I have been amazed with the level of excitement that David England’s classes and seminars generate,” Dreith said. “What this partnership with a company as respected as CQG means to the college is immeasurable, and I am very thankful for this in-kind donation from CQG, especially for the benefit that it will have for David and his students.”

Through the CQG on Campus program, the company provides in-kind software license support to more than twelve schools in North America and abroad. In addition to these college and university partnerships, CQG serves as the technology sponsor of the CME Group Commodity Trading Challenge, an annual event that attracts competitors from more than ninety schools worldwide. John A. Logan is the first community college to be part of this unique program.