USC Upstate, SunTrust Partner for Financial Literacy Program

August 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm

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

SunTrust Bank is partnering with the University of South Carolina Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics to host a five-week financial literacy program for USC Upstate students, faculty, staff and the community. The series will be held Tuesdays from Aug. 30 through Sept. 27, from 12:05-12:55 p.m. in the BMW Classroom located at The George, 160 E. St. John St., downtown Spartanburg.

Topics include managing your credit, personal finance, big purchases and insurance protection, personal investment, as well as retirement and top money mistakes.

The class will be led by USC Upstate instructor Becky Goessel. With more than 20 years of experience, Goessel has a strong background in big four accounting, auditing, financial analysis, month-end closing, financial reporting, corporate budgeting and management reporting. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) and Charter Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

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

For more information, contact  Bea Walters Smith, director of development and foundation scholarships at USC Upstate, at bwsmith or (864) 503-5235.