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MCALLEN, TEXAS – Understanding how to manage money and learning to succeed financially is the key to a bright future for students who plan to graduate and eventually enter the workforce.
South Texas College and Texas Regional Bank are celebrating Financial Literacy Awareness Month throughout April with workshops on “Healthy Financial Wellness Habits” presented in partnership with the Wellness Center. to be a financier of STC.
The workshops will provide students from the Mid-Valley, Pecan, and Starr County campuses with access to expert advice on developing a budget, understanding credit scores, and exploring the basics of planning. finance and banking.
“At TRB, we are proud to lead and host financial literacy programs and workshops throughout the year,” said Jamie Brown-Rosas, assistant vice president and chief business development officer at Texas Regional Bank. “It’s especially exciting to share the celebration of these efforts with education leaders like STC during Financial Literacy Awareness Month.”
April is nationally recognized as Financial Literacy Awareness Month, a time dedicated to the need for greater financial education for youth and adults. Since 2004, organizations across the country have worked together in their communities to encourage financially intelligent decision-making in personal financial management, investing and budgeting.
“STC students are our future leaders and understanding how to manage their money for financial success is key to their bright future,” said Brent Baldree, president and chief loan officer at Texas Regional Bank.
STC’s Financial Wellness Center offers personalized lessons, interactive tools, and valuable resources to help students achieve their financial goals. The Center was developed as a result of a grant from the Department of Education for the Development of Hispanic Serving Institutions (DHSI) under the Title V program.
The grant is structured to create pathways for students that promote perseverance, academic success, and personal and professional growth. Financial literacy affects all of these pathways, as students who have a financial education are more likely to graduate and know how to manage student debt, personal savings and future investments, according to management at the Financial Wellness Center.
“Our students already have access to support resources for their academic goals,” said Celinda Salinas, director of careers and employer services at STC, which oversees the Financial Wellness Center. “In addition to career counseling services that help students achieve their career goal, the Financial Wellness Center will now support students as they prepare for an equally successful financial goal.”
For more information, contact the Financial Wellness Center at 956-872-6318 or visit southtexascollege.edu/financial-wellness.