WKU Financial Success Initiative Expands

Mary Carrell
[email protected]
WKU Financial Success Initiative Expands
Internship possible through Service One Credit Union sponsorship
BOWLING GREEN, KY – The WKU Financial Success Initiative (FSI) has partnered with Service
One Credit Union (SOCU) to expand the reach of its financial counseling program. A SOCUsponsored internship will focus on peer-to-peer counseling. “Service One is proud to partner
with WKU to serve their students, faculty and staff,” said Garth Griese, SOCU President/CEO.
“Sponsoring the WKU Financial Success Initiative is just one of Service One’s financial education
initiatives in the community.”
The SOCU internship will enable a qualified Financial Planning student to provide free financial
success counseling to WKU students, faculty or staff. These individualized services will also be
extended to the general public. Counseling program topics include how to set up a working
budget, how to save on a limited income, and how to manage student loans.
Counseling sessions will be supervised by Andrew Head, a Certified Financial Planner and
Director of WKU’s Financial Planning Program. “I can’t stress enough what an important step
for the program this is. Demand for the financial counseling services is greater than even we
had anticipated and we couldn’t be doing this without the generosity of Service One Credit
Union,” said Head.
Bardstown Senior Erika Klosterman has been selected as the 2013 Financial Success Counselor.
Klosterman is Vice President of Chapter Operations for Delta Sigma Pi (Zeta Theta Chapter) and
Vice President of WKU’s Financial Planning Association.
For more information on the WKU FSI Counseling Program, please call 270-745-3425 or email
FSI at [email protected] or follow on social media at www.facebook.com/WKUCFS.
The WKU Financial Success Initiative (FSI), an outreach program of the Department of Finance in the Gordon Ford
College of Business, was created in 2011. The WKU FSI strives to be the primary resource for personal finance and
financial literacy issues for the South Central Kentucky region. Counseling services directly serve students, faculty,
alumni and employees of WKU, as well as the general public. [email protected]
Service One Credit Union, chartered in 1963, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative providing a full array of
financial services to Western Kentucky University faculty, staff, alumni and students, as well as those who live,
work or worship in the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) area. www.socu.com
Western Kentucky University, founded in 1906, is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. WKU is a leading American
University with International Reach, and is home to many highly-ranked and nationally-recognized academic
programs. www.wku.edu