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ODU & Heartland Bank Team-up to Offer Financial Literacy Seminars

 Monday, May 07, 2012

The Ohio Dominican University (ODU) Finance Department of the Division of Business teamed up with Heartland Bank to offer a semi-annual series on financial literacy topics. G. Scott McComb, President & CEO, was the keynote speaker at both events.

The first in the series was offered in September 2011 when McComb spoke on the topics of U.S. Banking Systems and How it Affects You, and Goal: Be a Good Financial Steward. The second event was held April 16, 2012 at the Bishop Griffin Student Center where McComb discussed Regulation of Financial Institutions and Measurements of Financial Institutions. Students, faculty and staff were welcome to attend and between sessions, McComb presented an Update of the Economy at a faculty luncheon.

“We are proud to offer this Financial Literacy Seminar Series to ODU students,” said McComb. “Students seeking advice on financial matters should rely on financial institutions for the advice they need to know from people they trust. As a community bank, this is our commitment and responsibility to the communities in which we serve.”

The event was designed to be a four to five hour mini-course on various topics built around financial issues. Subject matter experts from Heartland Bank along with members of the ODU Finance Program participated in the program.

The program addressed the needs of faculty, staff, students and the community in general but with a special emphasis on college-age adults. Studies have shown that individuals who participated in personal finance courses and who had early responsibility for managing money were more likely to save.

The lessons are designed to resonate with college-age adults struggling perhaps for the first time with real-life money problems such as working extra jobs, taking out personal loans and dealing with the economic alternatives of scarcity, costs and competing choices in a somewhat chaotic world.

Assisting Heartland Bank with the creation of the Financial Literary Seminar series were Dr. John D. Farlin, Dr. Ken Fah and Tony Emanuel. For additional information, you can learn more about ODU below.

Ohio Dominican University
Division of Business
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 253-2741

Some photos from the event

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