San Jacinto College hosting financial workshop

03.24.2014 | By Rob Vanya

San Jacinto College and the Women’s Resource of Greater Houston are collaborating to offer a financial workshop.

The one-day workshop is free and open to the public, and will be held on Wednesday, April 9 from 8:45am to 9:45am and 10:15am to 11:15am. All workshop sessions will be held at the San Jacinto College North Campus, 5800 Uvalde Road, in the Wheeler Building Auditorium (Building 10) Room 128.

The April 9 workshop will include two sessions:

  1. 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – “Money Matters,” which will deal with the importance of setting financial goals. Topics will include how to prepare personal spending plans and ways to decrease spending and increase income.
  2. 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – “Pay Yourself First,” which will deal with the importance of saving money and will include information about various savings options.


Dr. DeRhonda McWaine, San Jacinto College student success course coordinator, says she received positive feedback from last year’s workshop. “We had a very successful workshop last year, during which many students and members of the community learned valuable financial strategies to help them improve their lives,” she commented. “We encourage everyone to attend this year’s event to receive valuable financial guidance.”

At the conclusion of the workshop participants can enter a college scholarship essay contest.


About the Women’s Resource

Founded in 1990, the Women’s Resource of Greater Houston provides free financial education and research so that women and girls have the knowledge they need to make sound financial decisions and improve their lives. For information, please visit


About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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