Cameron Somers

Members of Trinity-Pawling’s class of 2016 participated in a voluntary Independent Study Project during the fall term. Seniors were encouraged to study a topic of interest and explore the topic in depth. Students presented their ideas early in the term, and ultimately presented their findings to a faculty panel.

Cameron Somers’ 16 of Hopewell Junction, NY, who is the student leader of Trinity-Pawling’s Finance Club, was curious to learn about the financial background of 3 globally recognized companies: FedEx, Amazon, and Tesla Motors. “I wanted to get my information from a real source,” said Somers, “and I wanted to ask questions that would give me insight on what it takes to run a successful business.”

Somers interviewed James Lebenthal, CEO of Lebenthal Asset Management and CNBC’s Halftime Report. Trinity-Pawling was honored to welcome Mr. Lebenthal to campus for a presentation to the Finance Club and the accompanying video interview. Somers added, “Lebenthal analyzes companies for a living, so who better than him?”  Watch his interview with Mr. Lebenthal, here.