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Contact Us

  • Mr. Anthony G. Pondillo
    Academic Director, Hickey Financial Technology Center
    Colbeth Hall 104B 
    (518)783-2313
    pondillo@siena.edu 
  • R. Scott Lawyer
    Technical Manager, Hickey Financial Technology Center
    Siena Hall 302B
    (518)783-2463
    rlawyer@siena.edu 
     

Hickey Financial Technology Center

Introduction

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The Hickey Financial Technology Center (HFTC), located on the third floor of Siena College’s signature building, Siena Hall, is named in honor of Siena College alumnus Douglas T. Hickey ’77.


Established in 2004, the HFTC houses the Alonge Accounting Lab, named in honor of Siena College alumnus Guy Alonge ’54 and his wife Dorothea, and the William R. Raub '85 Market Trading Room, which is named in memory of a Siena College alumnus William R. Raub, who perished in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Real-World Exposure

The HFTC was established to give students at Siena College real-world exposure to the data and tools used in the world’s largest financial centers. Students have access to real-time stock market quotations as well as the latest market news and announcements. Detailed current and historical financial information is available for thousands of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and commodities.

With the resources available in the HFTC, faculty are able to augment traditional classroom lecture with hands-on activities designed to merge both the theoretical and practical aspects of finance and accounting. Simulations using real or fictitious stocks and bonds as well as hands on projects and exercises help enrich the learning experience and give our students the valuable skills necessary for today’s job market.