USC Upstate, SunTrust Partner for Financial Literacy Program

January 27, 2016 at 1:31 pm

John Cronin

Financial literacy and making solid financial decisions in today’s economy is a must.

In an effort to keep up with current business trends, the University of South Carolina Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics will host a five-week financial literacy program for USC Upstate students, faculty, staff and the community. The series will be held Wednesdays from February 3 through March 2, from 12:10-12:55 p.m. The class meets in Room 260 of The George.

Topics include managing your credit, personal finance, insurance protection, personal investment, as well as retirement and estate planning.

The class will be led by USC Upstate instructor John Cronin, CPA. Cronin is a certified public accountant in South Carolina and has practiced in the field of public accounting for more than 30 years working with clients in a variety of industries. He retired from public accounting in 2006 and began his second career as an instructor at USC Upstate. This is the fourth SunTrust Financial Planning series he has taught.

The cost to attend the complete class series is $50 per person, which includes a textbook and a boxed lunch. USC Upstate students may attend for FREE. USC Upstate faculty, staff and retirees may attend for $25. Register now at

For more information, contact Bea Walters Smith at bwsmith or (864) 503-5235.