College to Present "Get Real!" Program on Investing

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

David Smith, Westminster College assistant professor of accounting, will present "Your Money: The Way to a Good Life" at the "Get Real!" program Thursday, Nov. 5.

The program, designed for students without a finance background, will provide an inside look at investment opportunities beyond checking and savings accounts.

Smith, who has been with Westminster since 2004, earned an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, a master's from Robert Morris University, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the "Get Real!" series acquaints students with life after college. It provides helpful advice on financial planning; banking; medical care; consumer and personal legal matters; apartment, auto, and house hunting; getting the most out of leisure activities; and preparing for lifelong relationships.

Each session covers a different topic and runs from 12:40-1:50 p.m. in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room. Attendance is limited to 25 students, with preference given to juniors and seniors, and reservations are due by Sunday, Nov. 1. One additional session for the fall semester, "Benefits Packages," is scheduled for Nov. 19.

Contact Katie Pifer, resident director, at (724) 946-7913 or e-mail for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.

David Smith