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For more information, contact John Bennett, (937) 775-3232.

May 21, 2004

WSU student debt counseling program recognized for leadership and innovation

Two Wright State University students presented the Wright Financial Path Student Debt Counseling Program to 250 students at the Financial Managers Association annual Student Leaders Conference in Chicago. Amber Sletten and Pete Young, both financial services majors in the Raj Soin College of Business, were one of two presenting groups at the conference.

The Wright Financial Path was recognized as an innovative debt-counseling program launched by WSU’s Department of Finance and Financial Services students and faculty in 2002 to help students manage credit card debt and other credit issues.

“Wright Financial Path is unique because it’s a program developed by students run by students for students,” said William Wood, instructor in the Department of Finance and Financial Services. “The Marketing Club does the marketing, and senior computer science students have written a software program specifically for Wright Financial.”

Student counselors are trained by the Consumer Credit Counseling Services and have the opportunity to gain real-world experience while serving others. The students who are in need of these services gain valuable knowledge about how to help themselves manage money and the proper use of debt including: budgeting, credit terms and conditions, credit reports and how to manage credit ratings and debt management.

For more information, contact Wood at william.wood@wright.edu or (937) 775-2902.