Financial Literacy: Eastern Connecticut State University Freshman Orientation

Thanks to 12 CSCPA volunteers, the Eastern Connecticut State University Class of 2015 will enter college in the fall with a new perspective on financial literacy.

For the fourth consecutive year, CSCPA took its college-friendly "Me, Myself, My Money" curriculum to ECSU to guide its incoming freshmen on the financial pitfalls college students struggle with, including credit card debt, student loans, and budgeting. In six sessions, the volunteers reached the entire freshman class - more than 900 students.

Thank you to our volunteers:

  • James Goldkamp (Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, LLP)
  • Justin Gould (Marien + Company, CPAs)
  • Sarah Heroux (Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, LLP)
  • Stephen Jankins (Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, LLP)
  • Katherine McNair (Marien + Company, CPAs)
  • Lany Pfeifer (Barron, Yanaros & Caruso, P.C.)
  • Joanna Purtell (Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, LLP)
  • Jaimey Sherman (Marien + Company, CPAs)
  • Greg Steffes (Marien + Company, CPAs)
  • Amber Tucker (J.H. Cohn, LLP)
  • Mary Wisenski (Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, LLP)
  • Zach Young (Marien + Company, CPAs)


Justin Gould


Lany Pfeifer


Lany Pfeifer and Justin Gould


Amber Tucker


James Goldkamp

Sarah Heroux


Mary Wisenski and James Goldkamp


Students clamber for the stress ball pigs tossed out for correct answers and good questions!



Jaimey Sherman and Katherine McNair


The Fiondella, Milone, & LaSaracina, LLP team: Megan Butler, Nicole Vezina, Stephen Jankins, and Joanna Purtell.


The Marien + Company, LLC presenters, back at the office: Justin Gould, Jaimey Sherman, Zachary Young, Katherine McNair, and Greg Steffes.