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Student Groups Enlist Banking Pros for Primer on Fiscal Well-Being

Accounting student Shane M. Beckman introduces the evening’s speakers.
Accounting student Shane M. Beckman introduces the evening’s speakers.
Joe Farley, vice president and chief financial officer for Woodlands Bank, shows the impact of interest rates and the importance of paying down principal balances.
Joe Farley, vice president and chief financial officer for Woodlands Bank, shows the impact of interest rates and the importance of paying down principal balances.
Carol Welliver, vice president of Woodlands Bank, discusses the factors that affect a person’s creditworthiness.
Carol Welliver, vice president of Woodlands Bank, discusses the factors that affect a person’s creditworthiness.
Matt Mensinger, vice president, commercial services division for First Keystone Community Bank, explains the benefits of saving for the future.
Matt Mensinger, vice president, commercial services division for First Keystone Community Bank, explains the benefits of saving for the future.
George A. Gadbois, a business administration: banking and finance concentration student and president of the Student Managed Investment Fund, addresses the audience.
George A. Gadbois, a business administration: banking and finance concentration student and president of the Student Managed Investment Fund, addresses the audience.

A group of student organizations hosted a financial literacy seminar Thursday, inviting students and the community alike to learn how borrowing and saving affect their futures. The students invited local banking experts – Joe Farley, vice president and chief financial officer for Woodlands Bank; Carol Welliver, vice president of Woodlands Bank; and Matt Mensinger, vice president, commercial services division for First Keystone Community Bank, who offered wisdom and answered questions on paying off debts, establishing a positive credit history and investing for the future. The event was hosted by the college’s Accounting Society, Student Managed Investment Fund, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society in Business and Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.