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Financial Services Leader to Deliver Commencement Address


Tom Dorsey, a leader in the financial services business with more than 40 years experience, will deliver the keynote address at Richard Bland College of William & Mary’s 54th Commencement Ceremony. As co-founder of Dorsey, Wright & Associates in 1987, an investment firm based in Richmond, Dorsey has authored nine books, including Point & Figure Charting: The Essential Application for Forecasting and Tracking Market Prices, Thriving as a Broker in the 21st Century and Tom Dorsey’s Trading Tips: A Playbook for Stock Market Success.

Dorsey has been a regular guest on Fox’s “Cavuto on Business” and “Bulls & Bears” programs and frequently speaks to audiences worldwide on topics related to the stock market, technical analysis, and Relative Strength investing.

Dorsey began his career as a stock broker with Merrill Lynch Piece Fenner & Smith in 1974. His distinguished career has earned him numerous awards and citations, including the Citizens Community Award from Governor Charles Robb, Runner-up Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (1999), Runner-up Best Small Business of Richmond (2000), Alumni of the Year at, Virginia Commonwealth University (2000) and Star Alumni at VCU (2015). He was also recently recognized as a Market Technicians Association “Living Legend.”

Mr. Dorsey, who attended Richard Bland College in the early ‘70’s, will speak about his journey to financial success.

The 2017 graduating class of Richard Bland College of William & Mary is the largest in College history. Commencement will be held in Statesman Hall at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 13.


About Richard Bland College

Richard Bland College of William & Mary is a selective, residential, two-year College that provides a rich learning experience at a reasonable cost for students preparing for transfer to highly ranked colleges and universities. Richard Bland students rate RBC professors among the best in the region, yet tuition and fees are among the lowest. The College boasts intercollegiate athletics, signature programs, and a small and diverse student population of 2,200 on a picturesque 750+acre campus located just south of Richmond, Virginia. www.rbc.edu



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