England, JALC Offer Free Class for Active Military and Vets

The following article by Cordell Rodriguez  appeared in “The Southern”  (Carbondale, IL) on April 28, 2011. David is quoted in this article.

DU QUOIN – John A. Logan College will offer a new series of courses on understanding Wall Street, and the first class will be free to active duty military personnel and veterans.

JALC officials announced the series Saturday at the Du Quoin State Fair. David England, an associate professor of finance, will teach the classes. He said it is im-portant to make people more aware of the stock market.

“We must increase financial literacy through our country and the great state of Illinois,” England said.

The first class, Stock Market 101, will be free for military personnel and veterans while following three courses cost $79 each. The sessions begin Friday, Sept. 16.

Other JALC representatives were at the news conference to show support for the program. Board of Trustees member Jackie Hancock said the college traditionally lends a helping hand to those who have served.

“We are so proud of the opportunities John A. Logan can offer our veter-ans,” Hancock said.

Trustee Jake Rendleman said “at John A. Logan we like to serve the commu-nity in any way we can” and the Wall Street Boot Camp is a prime example of that effort. Associate Dean for Continuing Education Barry Hancock and Vice President Tim Daugherty were also at the announcement to show support.

England said he has seen the financial hardships that military personnel and their families have to deal with and that it’s only right that he and JALC help them out.

“Our fighting men and women go from one battle to another when they come home,” England said.