FORT MYERS, Fla. – May 21, 2018 – Hodges University is pleased to announce the BB&T Bank Bus will be returning to the Fort Myers campus for the second year in a row to provide community residents with valuable information regarding financial literacy and financial planning.
“We are excited to bring the BB&T Bank Bus back to Hodges University. This is a great way for our Johnson School of Business students to not only obtain valuable financial literacy but directly connect classroom instruction to real-world application,” said Professor Anke Stugk, program chair of business administration at Hodges University.
From 12:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, the public is invited to stop by the BB&T Bus on Hodges’ Fort Myers campus and speak with knowledgeable staff from BB&T about financial foundation, credit reviews, investment guidance and mortgage information.
“No matter the age, financial literacy is for everyone,” said Stugk. “Individuals who possess a clear understanding of how to manage their finances, plan for their future and set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely (S.M.A.R.T) goals can make a positive impact on our community, which benefits everyone in Southwest Florida.”
Hodges University and BB&T have been longtime partners. In 2014, Hodges unveiled its state-of-the-art finance lab, which was funded by philanthropist and community activist Wayne Smith as well as BB&T Bank. As a way for the university to show its appreciation, the facility was named the BB&T Finance Lab, which is housed on Hodges’ Fort Myers campus.
To learn more about the BB&T Bank Bus, contact Professor Anke Stugk at [email protected] or (239) 598-6190. You may also contact Toyan Scott, financial wellness consultant for BB&T, at [email protected] or (772) 678-2283.
About the Johnson School of Business:
Hodges University’s Johnson School of Business degree programs present a useful blend of business theory and practical skills at the undergraduate or graduate level. Degree options are available for students who are just beginning their careers or for established business professionals. Our benefactor, Kenneth Oscar Johnson was a distinguished chemical engineer, respected petroleum industry executive and a venture capitalist who helped small companies succeed. To honor his legacy of professional excellence, entrepreneurial ingenuity and generous support of Hodges University’s educational mission, the university renamed its School of Business to the Johnson School of Business at Hodges University in 2006.
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $220.7 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $40.6 billion, as of March 31, 2018. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates more than 2,000 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is recognized consistently for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.