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WT teams up with Education Credit Union for student crash courses on financial literacy

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CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – West Texas A&M Univerisity is teaming up with Education Credit Union to provide workshops on financial literacy for students named the Advanced Money Management Boot Camp.

According to officials from WT, the workshop will offer five interactive opportunities beginning Jan. 30 featuring area experts discussing topics such as building credit, home and car buying, relationships, finances and more.

Officials noted the boot camp is cosponsored by ECU, the Education Credit Union Buff Smart program, and the WT Alumni Association with each of the panelists being a WT alumnus.

“We’re proud to connect Buff alums with our current students so they can share their wisdom and experiences,” said Ronnie Hall, executive director of the WT Alumni Association.

Officials also noted that each session will begin at 4 p.m. in the Legends Club in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center and will include topics such as:

  • Building Credit, led by Amy McClenny, ECU assistant branch manager on Jan. 30;
  • Home Buying, Car Buying and Large Purchases, led by Emily Beckner, ECU mortgage loan processor on Feb. 6;
  • Relationships and Finances, featuring Itzel Anett; Tucker and Kassie Gattis; Dr. Kevin and Meghan Williams; and Larry and Tamara Castagnetta on Feb. 13;
  • Cover Yourself, led by Dr. Lana Jackson, ECU training supervisor, speaking about insurance on Feb. 20; and
  • Invest in Yourself, featuring Jenn Ufford, ECU senior vice president of member experience, speaking about investments on Feb. 27.

“ECU Buff $mart’s goal is to help produce students who are financially independent and graduate with little or no debt,” said Meghan Williams, program director for WT. “These workshops are designed to help students prepare for life after college by focusing…

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