Twenty-nine students receive certificates of financial literacy in first graduating class

Financial literacy grads

After the successful conclusion of a five-session financial literacy course held over the course of the spring, 29 Salem State undergraduates received certificates of completion recently. The course was sponsored by the Salem State Student Government Association under the leadership of Richard Moylan, president, and was the idea of Angel Donahue Rodriguez, Salem State’s student representative on the university’s board of trustees.

Free to undergraduates, SMART (Save More. Act Responsibly. Thrive.) workshops were held on current topics important to a student’s financial life including balancing budgets, the importance of maintaining good credit, applying for loans, and saving and investing. They were led by Salem State University faculty. 

Shown are, from left:  Dr. Dorothy R. Siden of Marblehead, director of Salem State’s Center for Economic Education, Zhou Chen, Yaqin Zhu, Chris Hurst (Westford), Justin Cuff (Marshfield), Daphney Valbrune (Everett), Roselin Sanz (Peabody), Cecilia Aguero Vargas (Marblehead), Lilyvette Cabrera (Danvers), and economics professors Dr. Ken Ardon, and Dr. Van Pham at the graduation of one of the university’s financial literacy classes.

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