SPRING 2009

The Bernard Collegian Center

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

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February

“Finding Money for College” (Bernard Collegian Center is one of the internal partners for the Finance 411 series)

When: Wednesday, 2/4

Time:  2-4pm and repeats 6-8pm

Where:  Largo Student Center, Conference Rooms 3&4

Speaker: PGCC Financial Aide Representative
Participants will learn how to get the most out of the financial aid system. They will also learn how to qualify and apply for federal, state and private scholarships. Lastly, participants will learn how to effectively use student loans.

“PGCC Collegian Centers Spring Kickoff Celebration”

When:  Thursday, 2/5

Time:  2 – 4pm

Where:  Marlboro 1097

Students will learn about the wonderful programs and opportunities available through the collegian centers!

 “Financial Literacy Training” (sponsored by Hillman Entrepreneurs and co-sponsored by Bernard Collegian Center)

When:  Friday, 2/6

Time:  3pm

Where: Bladen 223

Speaker:  Segun Olagunju, Program Manager of Operation HOPE, Inc.

Participants will be trained to become a certified financial literacy trainer.  The training will allow participants to go into local public schools and teach students (grades 3-5 or 6-8) the basics of financial literacy.

 “Transfer Opportunities to KOGOD School of Business and American University (sponsored by Honors Program and co-sponsored by Bernard Collegian Center)

When:  Monday, 2/9

Time: 2 to 3pm

Where: Bladen 110

"Author-Entrepreneur: The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing" (co-sponsored by Hillman Entrepreneurs)

When:  2/11

Time: 3 to 4pm

Where: Bladen 304

Panelists: Brandi Forte, Self-published Author and Natalie Stokes, Founder of Three Sistahs Press

Have you thought about writing a book?  Do you already have “the next great novel” stashed away?  Learn what it takes to self publish vs. working with a publishing company.

 

“ABCs of Credit” (Bernard Collegian Center is one of the internal partners for the Finance 411 series)

When:  Wednesday, 2/18th

Time:  2-4pm and repeats 6-8pm

Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2

Speaker: Pending- Lisa Butler-McDougal
Participants will learn the basics of personal credit including the 5 Cs, credit scores and establishing good credit. They will also develop better decision-making skills with respect to using credit.

 March

 

“Good Credit: Getting It and Keeping It” (Bernard Collegian Center is one of the internal partners for the Finance 411 series)

When:  Tuesday, 3/3

Time:   2-4pm and repeats 6-8pm

Where:  Largo Student Center, Conference Rooms 3&4

Speaker: Pending - Lisa Butler-McDougal
Participants will understand the importance of credit reports and their rights and responsibilities that come with a credit record. They will also learn to identity factors to consider when shopping for credit cards including understanding their costs. Lastly, participants will recognize warning signs of credit abuse and learn how to manage credit challenges

“The ABC’s of the Childcare Business” (co-sponsored by Hillman Entrepreneurs and PSE Collegian Center)

When:  3/4

Time:  2 to 3:30pm

Where: Largo Student Center, Conference Rooms 3/4

Panelists:  Rochanne Woodland (PGCC graduate), Founder and Director of Loving 2 Learn Childcare Center and Lynn Baldwin, Coordinator of the Prince George’s County Employee Childcare Center

Participants will learn how to start a home-based childcare business, including licensing requirements/regulations and start up costs.  They will also learn the fundamentals of running a public childcare facility.

“A Stock Market Overview: Tips for Picking Stocks as Investments”

When:  Thursday, 3/12

Time:  2 to 3:30pm

Where:  Bladen 304

Speaker:  Dr. Angela Rabatin, PGCC business professor

Participants will learn how to evaluate companies and their stocks.  They will also learn how to stay informed about factors affecting their investments.

Credit Crime: How to Protect Yourself” (Bernard Collegian Center is one of the internal partners for the Finance 411 series)

When:  Tuesday 3/17

Time:  2-4pm and repeats 6-8pm

Where:  Largo Student Center, Conference Rooms 3&4

Speaker: Harrine Freeman, CEO/Owner, H.E. Freeman Enterprises
Participants will understand identify theft and predatory lending. They will also recognize the difference between prime and sub-prime lending. Participants will learn strategies on how to protect themselves from being a target of credit abuse and what to do if they are or think they are victims

April

Student Debate

Topic: TBD

Moderator:  TBD

When:  4/27

Time: TBD

Where: TBD

 

“Business Plan Competition”

When: Tuesday, April 28th from 1 to 4 and Wednesday, April 29th from 1 to 3

Where: Kent Hall 262

Students present business plans orally to a panel of business persons and college faculty for grading and ranking for competition awards.

*Participating students must be enrolled in the course: MGT171: The Business Plan

May

 

End of Semester Celebration

When: TBD

Time: TBD

Where: TBD

 

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