Four Trine University senior business students scored in the 90th percentile or higher
out of 56,000 students nationwide on a national assessment test.
Denise Easterday, an accounting major from Bronson, Michigan, scored in the 98th percentile
on the Major Field Test for the Bachelor's Degree in Business. Jessica Riemesch, an
accounting major from Waynesfield, Ohio, scored in the 96th percentile, while Trey
Calver, a finance major from Shelby, Ohio, scored in the 94th percentile and Sam Gilly,
a sport management major from St. Joseph, Illinois, scored in the 90th.
"This is an amazing accomplishment and speaks to the quality of students in the Ketner
School of Business, our faculty and our curriculum," said Toby Swick, dean of the
Ketner School of Business in the College of Engineering and Business. "This success
reinforces our commitment to producing work-ready graduates who will make an immediate
impact upon graduation. Our curriculum and programming develops both the technical
and soft skills that are most desired in 21st century careers."
According to the Educational Testing Service, Major Field Tests are designed to measure
the knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study. The
tests assess mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge expected of students who
have completed or are nearing completion of a specific program of study. They evaluate
students' abilities to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret
written and visual material.
Each test is developed by a national panel of subject matter experts.