Denver-based company makes JALC first JUCO recipient of in-kind grant

The following article by Steve O’Keefe appeared in “The Southern” (Carbondale, IL) on February 1, 2013. David is quoted in this article.

CARTERVILLE – Classical and Quantum Gravity of Denver recently announced that John A. Logan has become the first community college in the country to join the company’s “CQG on Campus” partnership program.

The program is designed to support futures industry education for college and university students while providing hands-on experience with CQG’s electronic trading tools.

CQG’s original donation of in-kind software was valued at $450,000 and allowed students to access CQG Integrated Client program as part of their trading and technical analysis training.

But, as the spring semester got underway at JALC instructor David England ran into a problem, the class was so popular that there were more students than licenses. That is when CQG offered to increase the number of license available to the College to 61.

Associate professor of Finance, David England, could not be more excited for his students and thankful to CQG for providing the largest in-kind donation in the history of the College.

“The additional licenses put this in-kind donation to over $500,000,” England said. “It is just a tremendous opportunity for our students because we are the only community college in the country to be part of this program and I am so excited that our students will have this opportunity.

England said the curriculum at the college covers everything from ‘This is a stock’ to trading E-Mini futures.

“So, being able to work with the legendary CQG Futures trading platform is like a dream come true to me,” he said. “I know I speak for the college, and over 60 very excited students when I say thank you very much CQG for the opportunity.”