FROSTBURG, Md. — The Frostburg State University College of Business has named nationally recognized financial advisor Larry Boggs as 2019 Alumnus of the Year.
Thomas Sigerstad, associate dean of the college, presented Boggs with the honor at FSU’s annual College of Business Honors Reception. The event also recognized the top business students and faculty of the year.
A member of the master’s in management class of 1980, Boggs has more than 45 years of experience in the financial services industry.
He is the managing director and investment officer with Wells Fargo Advisors.
Boggs, of Cumberland, Md., reminded students at the reception, “Make sure you give back to your community.”
Away from the office, Boggs serves in a variety of roles close to home and across the state of Maryland.
He is the chair of the Investment Committee for the Endowment Fund and the Operating Fund for the University System of Maryland Foundation Board, and a member of the Western Maryland Health Systems Foundation Board. He was honored in 2018 with the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Community Service award. Boggs is also the treasurer of The League, which supports special-needs children, and he is greatly involved in the autism community in support of a grandson who has autism.
As a nontraditional graduate student, Boggs did not have a typical on-campus experience. Rather, he says he relates more to current online students who take advantage of the opportunities that Frostburg State offers to reach their goals.
“When I came to Cumberland, I just opened an office, was married and had a new baby. I took one to two courses a semester,” Boggs said. “Frostburg State was a vehicle to accomplishing my goal, to getting my master’s degree, even with everything that was going on in my life.”