Finance Class Visits the Federal Reserve Bank

Finance Class Visits the Federal Reserve Bank

October 17, 2012

Menlo College students enrolled in the Money and Banking Class visited the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco with Soumendra De, Ph.D., Professor of Finance and advisor to the Finance and Investment clubs, on October 10, 2012.  After a tour of the basement of the central bank office, where millions of dollars are received, sorted, and redistributed to banks daily, students were allowed a rare glimpse of the currencies of past eras and enlightened on the functions of the Federal Reserve by Fed Tour guide Maggie Glanowska.

“The trip to the Federal Reserve in San Francisco was amazing,” noted Christopher Humphreys, a senior at Menlo College.  “I especially enjoyed the money museum, and wish I could've spent much more time in there.  It was really cool to see how money was printed throughout the history of our country, and match the changes of the monetary policies of our government with the changes in currency.” 

The educational field trip to the Federal Reserve was supported and funded by Academic Affairs and the Finance Club.