Lubbock Christian University promotes student financial well-being | KLBK | KAMC
LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from Lubbock Christian University:
Lubbock Christian University (LCU) intentionally provides its students with the opportunity to learn how to make wise financial decisions for their future. One such opportunity came this week as TJ Ojehomon presented a two-part event on finance myths and post-college financial planning.
Ojehomon is a successful financial coach and real estate agent in the Nashville, TN area who began his professional career in banking and financial services. He is the founder and former executive director of a student mentorship program called Project Purpose, which specializes in mentoring students in the areas of life skills, personal development, career readiness, and financial literacy. . His presentation to LCU students this week, The Twelve Biggest Myths About Life After College, included information on misconceptions about money management, career choices and navigating your twenties.
Kecia Jackson, Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator for the university, said, “We want to prepare our students for a life of purpose and service. To do this, they must be good stewards of all aspects of their lives, including money. We want our students to be educated on wise financial choices, so that they are not hampered by financial constraints, but are able to serve the kingdom. TJ Ojehomon has done a fantastic job of giving students practical skills and tools to consider in making a smart decision every day. We are grateful to him for sharing his talents with our community.
Students often talk about how they would like to be better trained and educated in the areas of money, taxes, debt, and finance. LCU aims to equip students with the tools and information they need to succeed with their finances early in their college days. Another example of the training offered to students is that the Financial Aid Office organizes a one-on-one financial counseling session for each new student. During the session, financial aid counselors discuss student loans and insist on only borrowing what is needed and students are given a summary of costs versus rewards.
Randal Dement, Vice President of Student Life at LCU, shared the following, “We’re just days away from April, which is Financial Literacy Month. It’s such an important topic for all ages, but especially for college-aged students who are making big decisions at a young age. The goal is to get them thinking about making smart financial decisions now and not waiting until later. Now Is time for them to understand the results of saving, investing in their future through hard work, managing debt, and building for the future – discerning wisdom and truth in financial decisions.
Lubbock Christian University is a private, four-year master’s level institution that has been a Christ-centered academic community of learners, transforming the hearts, minds and hands of students for a life of purpose and service for over 63 years. LCU is ranked #15 by US News and World Report for Best Undergraduate Education Programs and fosters academic tenacity among beginning undergraduate students to establish and build perseverance. For more information, please visit www.LCU.edu.
(Lubbock Christian University press release)