Personal financial planning students take second in national competition
Friday, December 4, 2020
Three personal financial planning students took second place during the annual Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, AFCPE, Knowledge Bowl which was held during the annual Research and Training Symposium held November 16-20.
Three seniors, Carson Cox, Hutchinson, Luke Hannah, Wamego, and Matt Schlossman, Topeka, made up the 2020 team. The team applied for the competition in spring 2020 through a video submission application on why financial counseling is important today. They were selected as finalists along with Texas Tech University, University of Georgia, University of Missouri, Utah State University and Utah Valley University. This is the seventh consecutive year K-State has been selected to participate in the competition.
"We are so proud of Carson, Luke, and Matt and thankful for all the hard work they put into this competition,” said Martin Seay, department head. “Despite being unable to meet and study regularly in-person, they made K-State proud on the national stage."
The Knowledge Bowl is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions that focus on the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) accreditation core competencies.
Along with the competition team, 23 other personal financial students from the undergraduate and graduate programs, including K-State Online students, were also in attendance for the virtual conference thanks to the AFCPE® Strategic Fund Student Scholarships.
The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education is the nationally recognized leader in financial counseling, coaching and education. Bringing together research, education and practice, they support the profession through comprehensive training, professional development and high-quality resources to help improve the economic well-being of individuals and families worldwide.
The Department of Personal Financial Planning at K-State strives to be world known for its research, education, service, and outreach in financial planning offering emphases in financial counseling and financial therapy. It has been consistently ranked as one of the top five undergraduate programs in the country. The department offers a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree along with several professional certificates both on campus and online.