Texas Tech’s Red to Black Program Receives Award

Texas Tech University’s Red to Black program received the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Outstanding Financial Counseling Center award Nov. 20 at the AFCPE Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Written by Jessica Behnham

Texas Tech University’s Red to Black program received the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Outstanding Financial Counseling Center award Nov. 20 at the AFCPE Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Members of Texas Tech’s Red to Black Program were present at the conference to receive the award. Dorothy Durband, director of the Red to Black program, said it is an honor for the program to be recognized. “It is exciting to be recognized for the work that we’ve done,” Durband said. “I’m even more excited to accept this award on behalf of the current and former students whose work has made the nationally recognized model program what it is today.” Durband said that because Red to Black is a model program, other universities often contact Texas Tech when they are attempting to start their own financial literacy programs. Durband said she feels the program deserves this award because of the passion of student volunteers who deliver Red to Black’s services. “The program has demonstrated commitment to serving our clients by advocating responsible financial behavior through financial counseling, financial education and transfer of skills,” Durband said. Red to Black provides free financial counseling and planning in the form of client-based and outreach-based services. AFCPE is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to educating, training and certifying financial counselors and educations. CONTACT: Dorothy Durband, director, Red to Black, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-5050, or dottie.durband@ttu.edu.