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South Texas College and Texas Regional Bank Host Financial Literacy Workshops for Students

Understanding how to manage money and learning how to be financially successful is the key to a bright future for students who are planning on graduating and eventually entering the workforce.

South Texas College and Texas Regional Bank celebrate Financial Literacy Awareness Month throughout April with “Healthy Habits of Financial Wellness” workshops presented in partnership with STC’s Financial Wellness Center.

The workshops will enable students at Mid-Valley, Pecan and Starr County campuses to receive access to expert tips on developing a budget, understanding credit scores and exploring the basics of financial planning and banking.

“At TRB, we proudly lead and host financial literacy programs and workshops year-round,” said Jamie Brown-Rosas, assistant vice-president and business development officer at Texas Regional Bank. “It is especially exciting to share in the celebration of these efforts with educational leaders like STC during Financial Literacy Awareness month.”

April is nationally recognized as Financial Literacy Awareness Month, a dedicated time to focus on the need for more financial education for both youth and adults. Since 2004, organizations across the nation have worked together in their communities to encourage financially smart decision-making in personal financial management, investing and budgeting.

“The students at STC are our future leaders and understanding how to manage their money to be financially successful is key to their bright futures,” said Brent Baldree, president & chief lending officer at Texas Regional Bank.

STC’s Financial Wellness Center provides personalized courses, interactive tools and valuable resources for students to reach their financial goals. The Center was developed as a result of a Department of Education Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) grant under the Title V program.

The grant is structured to create pathways for students that promote persistence, educational attainment and personal and professional growth. Financial literacy affects all of these pathways because students who have a financial education are more likely to complete their degree and know how to manage student debt, personal savings and future investments, according to Financial Wellness Center leadership. 

“Our students already have access to support resources for their academic goals,” said Celinda Salinas, director of STC’s Career and Employer Services which oversees the Financial Wellness Center. “In addition to Career Services supporting students achieve their professional 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.