Regions Teaching CCC Students Fiscal Responsibility
Representatives from Regions Bank will be on campus Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 22, with some important information about fiscal responsibility to relay to students at Coahoma Community College. The financial workshop will begin outside in the courtyard in front of the George F. Walker Wellness Center and Student Affairs Multicomplex Building between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., the workshop will move to the Student Union’s Magnolia Room for an educational session on finance.
In tow along with the Regions entourage will be a huge bicycle that students will be able to take pictures beside while visiting the program. The bike is 25 feet long and 12 feet tall and meant to draw attention to itself, and the message that it brings with it.
That message of advice, guidance and education (AGE) is meant to warn consumers of the dangers of overextending themselves and living beyond their means.
“The bicycle, it spreads excitement and students usually take photos with it and share them on their social media sites and it draws attention to what we are doing,” said Candie Simmons, a regional marketing director and vice president at Regions. “We try to target all age groups with our message, but especially college students because so often they are asked to fill out credit card applications, and they max out student loans and aren’t aware of what the interest rates can be. They don’t fully understand how these things can impact their future.”
The Regions team will be giving the students insight on setting a budget, and how to live within that budget. How to manage their expenses, balance their checkbooks and how to properly use their debit cards.
“We believe that it is our responsibility to make sure that our consumers are educated about their finances,” said Simmons. “With debit cards, students no longer deal as much with checks, and it can be easy to just swipe and swipe those debit cards and fail to keep track of your funds.”
The event will have a DJ, there will be giveaways including a new bicycle (not the 25 foot one) and refreshments will be served between 2-3 p.m., the Magnolia Room.