Hodges University and BB&T to Provide Financial Literacy to SWFL Community May 30

Hodges University is pleased to announce the BB&T Bank Bus will be returning to the Fort Myers campus for the second year in a row to provide community residents with valuable information regarding financial literacy and financial planning.

“We are excited to bring the BB&T Bank Bus back to Hodges University. This is a great way for our Johnson School of Business students to not only obtain valuable financial literacy but directly connect classroom instruction to real-world application,” said Professor Anke Stugk, program chair of business administration at Hodges University.

From 12:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, the public is invited to stop by the BB&T Bus on Hodges’ Fort Myers campus and speak with knowledgeable staff from BB&T about financial foundation, credit reviews, investment guidance and mortgage information.

“No matter the age, financial literacy is for everyone,” said Stugk. “Individuals who possess a clear understanding of how to manage their finances, plan for their future and set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely (S.M.A.R.T) goals can make a positive impact on our community, which benefits everyone in Southwest Florida.”

Hodges University and BB&T have been longtime partners. In 2014, Hodges unveiled its state-of-the-art finance lab, which was funded by philanthropist and community activist Wayne Smith as well as BB&T Bank. As a way for the university to show its appreciation, the facility was named the BB&T Finance Lab, which is housed on Hodges’ Fort Myers campus.

To learn more about the BB&T Bank Bus, contact Professor Anke Stugk at astugk@hodges.edu or (239) 598-6190. You may also contact Toyan Scott, financial wellness consultant for BB&T, at Tnhall@BBandT.com or (772) 678-2283.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.