Husson University has opened the Ronan Center for Financial Technology on its Bangor, Maine, campus.

The center was made possible by donations from Bob Ronan and his wife Linda. Bob Ronan is a retired senior vice president of technology at Fidelity Investments, and Linda is a vice president in Fidelity’s technology area.

The facility features two LED stock ticker displays that show real-time market activity. Two interactive touch screens give students the ability to research stock, mutual fund and bond investment performance. Two financial market “walls” allow students to see the impact breaking news has on the financial markets.

“Our hope for this center is that it creates another opportunity at Husson University for students to utilize experiential learning to enhance their classroom experience," Bob Ronan said in a prepared statement. "I fully expect that one day we’ll have successful graduates who, when they think about their Husson experience, will remember the time they spent in this center.” 

Bob graduated from Husson University with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1979. He is vice chairman of the Husson University board of trustees.