PSECU (Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union) unveiled its newly renovated Financial Education Center Wednesday morning at Shippensburg University.
SU President Laurie Carter, members of the administration, Shippensburg University Student Services Inc. (SUSSI), students and PSECU representatives were among those in attendance.
The center, located on the ground floor of the Ceddia Union Building (CUB), offers financial resources and advice to anyone — not just those with accounts.
According to a press release, the SU Financial Education Center is one of 24 centers which offer assistance to the institution’s campus community members — students, faculty, staff and alumni.
SU Media Relation Manager Megan Silverstrim said, “Shippensburg University is thankful for PSECU’s commitment to serving our students.”
“This commitment is evident in their eagerness to improve accessibility through this remodel project. We share a mutual goal of student success and we are honored to continue what has been a great 14-year relationship,” she added.
The center also offers jobs and internships for students. Since opening in 2005, PSECU representatives said 84 paid student interns have been employed at the center.
Before the ribbon cutting ceremony, Carter shared her appreciation for PSECU’s commitment to the campus community.
“While the financial center renovation is beautiful and bright, it strikes me that it is symbolic of the futures PSECU has made this investment in the bright futures of Shippensburg University students,” Carter said.
PSECU President George Rudolph echoed Carter and added: “Through our education centers, we offer students access to a financial institution that can make a positive impact on their lives long after they graduate.”
He also said he hopes initiatives like PSECU’s Financial Education Centers will “help build a Pennsylvania made by a stronger well-educated, financially savvy workforce.”
“That’s why our Financial Education Centers on college and university campuses around the state are so important. It’s also why we’re investing in the remodel of the Shippensburg University center to ensure the location remains as effective as possible in offering financial education and learning opportunities to those who can really benefit,” he said.
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the center hosted a “Fall Bash” where students could eat, play games, take photos and earn prizes while learning about finances and what PSECU has offers.
Allison Gayer, PSECU campus community manager at SU, said the center is open daily and offers financial information and presentations to students and campus groups.
The center will host a Financial Reality Fair on Nov. 7 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the CUB. A meal voucher will be provided for all participants.