DST Announces Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award Winners 2016-2017

KANSAS CITY, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ─ DST (NYSE: DST), a leading global technology, strategic advisory, and operations outsourcing company, today announced the winners of the 2016/2017 Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award.

The annual award is named for Robert (Bob) L. Gould, who served as DST's president from 1984 until his death in 1987. The award honors Mr. Gould's legacy of effective utilization of operations management and information technology to advance the financial services industry.

The Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award recognizes outstanding university students who produce papers on designated topics related to the financial services industry. Students from Avila University, Rockhurst University, Truman State University, University of Kansas, Park University, St. Louis University, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Northwest Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri, Baker University, and Kansas State University were eligible to compete.

This year's topic challenged participants to describe what financial planning and investing will look like 10 years from now in 2027. Entries were encouraged to describe how financial services, products, technology, regulations, and political trends underway in 2016-2017 evolved into views of the financial world of 2027.

Based on the evaluation by DST representatives, the 2016/2017 Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award Winners are:

  • 1st Place: Shane Legatzke and David Newell from Truman State University for their paper "DISRUPTION: Trends to Redefine Finance in 2027"
  • 2nd Place: Donald Ewart and Bradford Peace from Truman State University for their paper "A Prediction of the 2027 Financial Environment"
  • 3rd Place: Jordyn Altenburg, Kyle Downey and Rebecca Roohanirad from Rockhurst University for their paper "Investing Today for a Better Tomorrow"

Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000 for first, second, and third place respectively.

"We were excited to read the entries submitted and to see their thoughts on our ever-changing, complex industry 10 years from now," said Tracy Shelby, DST's 2016-2017 Committee Chairman. "This year's topic was intended to be quite challenging, in that it asked our entrants to predict how current events might impact the industry 10 years from now. Our winning papers had great perspective and forethought into the future of financial services."

About DST
DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DST) is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. DST enables clients to transform complexity into strategic advantage by helping them continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business, and regulatory requirements in the world's most demanding industries. For more information, visit the DST website at www.dstsystems.com.

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DST Global Public Relations
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