December 1, 2009
Written by Jessica Behnham
The Outstanding Financial Counseling Center Award was accepted by Dorothy Durband, director of the program, and Ryan Law, a Red to Black Graduate Assistant.
Texas Tech’s Red to Black program received the Outstanding Financial Counseling Center award at the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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. She 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.
Texas Tech's Red to Black program provides free financial planning, counseling and seminars for students to help them find financial solutions and achieve financial success.
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