Ascend Partners With MTSU for Financial Literacy Week

Community | 05/18/22

Ascend Federal Credit Union and Middle Tennessee State University joined forces to help the Jones College of Business put on Financial Literacy Week in Murfreesboro in early April, with a select number of fortunate students earning scholarships from their participation in the weeks’ events.

Highlighted by keynote speaker Status Pro Inc. Co-founder and CEO Troy Jones, a former college football player turned pioneering innovator at the nexus of sport and virtual reality, the week offered more than 100 MTSU students and nearly 50 local high schoolers a tutorial on best financial practices. Ascend co-sponsored Jones’ talk, and also was able to present six scholarships—five to current MTSU students, one to a high-schooler preparing to begin college in Fall 2022—who wrote compelling essays on the reflections and lessons from Financial Literacy Week.

Earning scholarships for their participation were:

  • Jennifer Cunic, ‘23 (Theatre Education)
  • Matthew Forsythe, ‘24 (Music Recording Arts Technology [MFA])
  • Rinky Harwani, ‘23 (MBA)
  • Elizabeth Heithcock, ‘23 (History)
  • Sandra Kamel, ‘24 (Exercise Science)
  • Audrey Burks (Blackman High School)

Congratulations to the scholarship winners and thank you to everyone who helped Ascend and MTSU make Financial Literacy Week a success.

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