Career Services Presents Financial Literacy Challenge Award

Students in Sharon K. Waters’ FYE 101, Section 65, receive the Fall 2017 Financial Literacy Challenge Award – and a pizza party courtesy of Dana R. Suter, coordinator of part-time student employment and career programming.

Students in FYE 101, Section 32, receive second prize in Career Services’ Fall 2017 Financial Literacy Challenge. The class was taught by Carolyn R. Strickland (in red), vice president for enrollment management/associate provost.

Students in FYE 101, Section 5, taught by Brooke E. Nenadal, adjunct instructor of First Year Experience, were awarded third prize the Financial Literacy Challenge.

Career Services’ Dana R. Suter recently presented the Fall 2017 Financial Literacy Challenge Award to the “most engaged” First Year Experience class, based on students’ reactions during presentations by Suter. The top prize went to students in FYE 101 Section 65, taught by Sharon K. Waters. Second and third place, respectively, went to students in Section 32, taught by Carolyn R. Strickland, and Section 5, taught by Brooke E. Nenadal, with honorable mention to Monica B. Freeman’s Section 34, and Jennifer McLean’s Section 9.

“I started this friendly competition among the classes, as I know talking about finances – budgeting, credit and debt, investing and student loan repayment – isn’t the most exciting topic of conversation, but a conversation that is needed,” Suter said. “Being financially healthy and understanding the importance of making smart financial choices while in school and after graduation, and how those choices may impact you in getting that ‘rock star’ job, is so important!

“Sharon’s class asked very suitable questions throughout the presentation, as well as offering feedback about the financially healthy practices that they have experienced.”

Suter, coordinator of part-time student employment and career programming, provided pizza and refreshments. Waters, adjunct instructor of First Year Experience, is among the many Penn College employees who work with new students through the required FYE sessions.

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