SHSU Student Money Management Center to teach students ‘No Cost Fun’
Program to highlight benefits of SHSU, Huntsville events
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 01:09
The Student Money Management Center(SMMC) is hosting a workshop designed to give students a way to have free or cost-efficient fun around Huntsville. The program will be held today in Lowman Student Center Room 315 from 3:30-4:20 p.m.
The seminar will be led by SMMC Peer Counselors Erik Johnson and Jacob Brock and is "an overview of some inexpensive/no-cost things to do on campus, or in the Huntsville community" that gives students an opportunity to get involved and have fun without zeroing out their bank accounts.
Johnson illustrated the possibilities a student-oriented campus like SHSU provides, and is planning to give a full list of said activities during the program.
"We are very lucky to live within a university community which has departments that provide activities for students to take part in throughout the whole year," Johnson said. "SHSU has departments, specific colleges, and 235 student organizations that put on countless social events including: cookouts, concerts, dances, talent shows, movie nights, and more."
Jacki Brossman-Ashorn, Director of the Student Money Management Center, encourages students to "come on out and see for yourself what the money management center has to offer", and believes that once a student comes to an event, they will want to come back, a fact proven by their high return rate.
"We have a wonderful program and wonderful, fun events for students," said Ashorn. "Typically what we have seen before is students will come to one event, and then keep coming. We have some of the same students over and over again."
Johnson also motivates students to attend this particular event, along with the others, simply because it provides them with a way to "be social without breaking their bank." His goal is to "make students aware that there are ways to have fun while being financially responsible," and to give them the mindset of " you do not have to have money to have fun."
Join the SMMC today in the LSC to learn more about No Cost Fun! in Huntsville.