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Loras College to Host “Management & Money” Event Sept. 27

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College will host multiple experts on finance and neurology as part of the “Management & Money” event at the Miller Academic Resource Center on Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. The event is open to the public, including high school students looking for more information on the business and neurology majors at Loras.

The event will feature four speakers discussing how money and finances impact various aspects of our lives. The day kicks off with Jackie Jaeger, CFP, a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual, giving her presentation, “Framing the DOL Rule Debate.” Jaeger holds licenses for life, accident and health and variable contracts in Iowa. She is also NASD registered for investments. Those who attend Jaeger’s discussion can earn Continuing Education credit.

Kayla Kennelly, director of partnerships at Facet Wealth, will talk about how recent graduates can enhance their employment value with “Own Your Value: What Organizations Need Now from New Grads.” Kennelly was recently nominated as InvestmentNews’ 40 Under 40 due to her passion for engaging the next generation of talent and promoting financial literacy

Jake Kurczek, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology at Loras, follows with a look at how money can affect our mental outlook with “Your Brain and Your Money.” Kurczek’s research investigates the interactions and interdependencies among numerous cognitive processes, including language and memory, within social contexts.

Closing out the event will be David Byrne, CME, CAMS, discussing “The Path to Bright Lights: The Intersection of Finance, Fraud and Sports.” Byrne is the founder of BrightLights, a San Francisco Bay Area-based consulting company that protects pro athletes from fraud and financial exploitation by their financial advisors. Its services include Scouting Report of Financial Advisors, Monitoring of Financial Accounts, and Deep Dive Audits.

“Management and Money” is presented by Loras College in partnership with Community Educators. The event is sponsored by Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C., Charles Schwab, and StackStone Wealth.

Anyone interested in earning Continuing Education credit can register here.

High school students can register to attend as part of an admission visit here.


About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).

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