FALL 2010

The Bernard Collegian Center





Bernard Business & Accounting Collegian Center

Fall 2010 Events Calendar

For more information about the listed events, contact BernardCenter@pgcc.edu or call Kathy Yorkshire at 301-322-0554 









Finance 411

How to Start The Semester Right—Managing Academics, Finances, and more:

Participants will learn the basics for starting the semester off positively from engaging with faculty, getting involved, networking with peers and navigating the abundance of college resources.   Participants will discuss money management techniques for college students.  



Tuesday, September 14th 

2 to 4pm

Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2

Transfer Prep

Participants will learn how to prepare for Transfer Day (including transfer options and what to ask transfer advisors)


Wednesday, September 15th

2 to 4pm

Accokeek Hall, 221

                                Finance 411        

 Responsible Online Banking & Checking

Participants will learn effective day-to-day money management through their checking account.  They will learn how to accurately maintain account balance information utilizing a checkbook register and/or online banking.  In addition participants will learn responsible use of the debit card and how to safeguard access to their checking account.


Thursday, September 29th

2 to 4pm

Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2


University Tour: Bowie State University

Join ALANA, Student Support Services/TRiO, and the Bernard Collegian Center for our college tour to Bowie State University.  Space is limited.  Transportation is free.  We will dine in the cafeteria for lunch.  Please bring approximately $10 for your meal.  Sign up with ALANA in Marlboro Hall 2102 (See Ms. Pat).  The van will depart from Queen Anne parking lot at 9 am.


Friday, September 30th

9am to 2pm

Bowie State University

Marketing Your Business in a “Down” Economy

Participants will learn effective marketing strategies for start-ups on a "shoe string" budget, how to use their sphere of influence as advertisers for their business, ways to attract new clients in a "tight" economy where no one wants to spend much money, etc.


Wednesday, October 13th

1:30 to 3:30pm

Accokeek Hall, Room 221

Finance 411

  Credit--The Good, Bad and Ugly

Participants will learn the proper way to use credit to finance large purchases at the lowest rate.  We will also discuss how to monitor credit and what steps to take when unsecured credit gets out of control.


Thursday, October 14th

2 to 4pm

Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2

Finance 411

  Identity Theft

Participants will learn preventative measure to substantially reduce the change of identity theft occurring, as well as steps to recover from any damage if you are a victim.


Thursday, October 27th

2 to 4pm

Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2

Finance 411

How To Develop A Business Plan

Participants will learn the basics of developing a comprehensive Business Plan for their business start-up, expansion or financing. They will also receive information about other state and local
resources for business planning.


November 10th

2 to 4pm

Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2


 Securing Winning Procurement Opportunities

Participants will learn secrets to marketing a company to the government and how to build a business by securing government contracts.


November 17th

2 to 4pm

Bladen Hall, 304


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