Name: Rich Fruchterman
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
Year in School: Junior
Major: Business Finance specializing in Professional Golf Management
Rich Fruchterman recently took up yoga. He says it has helped his flexibility tremendously, an attribute his body lacked up until this point. However, although he might have lacked physical flexibility, there has never been an issue with his practical flexibility.
A junior from Fairfax, Va., Rich decided to attend Coastal so he could enroll in the Professional Golf Management program and continue to pursue and nurture his wide range of hobbies and talents. An avid fan of physical activity and a dedicated student of the stock market, he has been both creative and flexible when it has come to fitting in numerous activities on his busy schedule. When it comes to advancing his athletic prowess, Rich is involved in eight different intramural sports and has worked his way up to a supervisor role at the HTC Center’s fitness facility. On the financial side, not only is he studying business finance but he is a member of the Financial Management Association.
In addition to all of this, Rich still finds time to hit up the area’s golf courses, ride mopeds and study various financial markets on an independent basis. The only college he applied to, Rich knew that Coastal Carolina was the right choice. For Rich, that gut instinct is validated on a daily basis because of the people he has surrounded himself with. Raving about fellow students and professors alike, he is thankful he has found so many “like-minded” people to share his Coastal experience with.
Rich wants to work in the finance industry upon graduating from Coastal. With limitless potential and a laundry list of hobbies, Rich should enjoy a successful and fun-filled life.
Q&A with Rich
How did you hear about Coastal?: My parents heard about Coastal and thought it would be a good fit for me.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I came to Coastal for the PGM program to study business and golf.
Favorite professor: Lee Shinaberger, Decision Analysis & Business Statistics
Favorite class: Finance 301 with Robert Burney, Ph.D., but PALS Yoga is a close second!
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: The ability to get to know all my professors because of the smaller class sizes.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: I get to go to school where people vacation. The weather is amazing and I live in a golfer’s paradise with over 100 nearby courses.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?:
- Supervisor at the HTC Center gym.
- Member of the Financial Management Association (Finance Club)
- Intramural soccer and tennis currently, but I usually participate in dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, wiffle ball, softball, kickball and flag football throughout the year.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: Supervisor at HTC Center gym
Plans after graduation?: I want to move to the Washington D.C. area and get a job in the finance industry for a few years before attending graduate school.
What are your hobbies?: Studying financial markets like stocks and crypto currencies, exercising, yoga and intramural sports. But my biggest hobby is riding my moped.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I can juggle, ride a unicycle, do a backflip, hold a handstand and make a bird call with my hands and mouth.
Bonus Info: Coastal Carolina University is the only college I applied to.I love trying new things and meeting new people.