GAM2E Conference 2017 at Metro State

Travelers EDGE students from Inver Hills and Saint Paul College participate

The GAM²E Conference took place Friday, October 20, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Center on the Metropolitan State University campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. Standing for Getting Ahead through Money Management and Education, GAM²E empowers Travelers EDGE students with financial literacy and higher education knowledge.

The conference, which included breakout sessions in the Metro State Library and Learning Center, prepared participating students in a number of ways, allowing them to:

  • Make informed financial decisions
  • Work toward their own success
  • Use their education to help themselves, their families and their communities

“The GAM²E Conference brought together about fifty students from Inver Hills and Saint Paul College,” said Matt Kruger, director of TRIO Student Support Services and Travelers EDGE at Inver Hills. “The conference featured presenters from Travelers, Bremer Bank, The Open Door and Family Means as well as transfer representatives and students from Metropolitan State University and Augsburg College.”

For more photos, visit GAM²E Conference 2017 on Flickr.

GAM²E is supported by a grant from the Travelers Foundation and organized by Inver Hills Community College and Saint Paul College. Conference presenters included:

  • Larry Mills from Travelers, who welcomed all participants and provided motivational words to start the day
  • Colette Campbell, who shared her story and words of wisdom as the keynote speaker
  • Augsburg University and Metropolitan State University representatives and students, who took part in a transfer panel
  • Dave Schiltz and Shaun Derby from Travelers and Suzy Wheeler from Family Means, who shared their knowledge and expertise during their
    breakout sessions
  • Kris Albright from Open Door Pantry, who shared her experience and expertise from the nonprofit realm
  • Susan Senger from Saint Paul College and Carolyn Vue and Matt Kruger from Inver Hills, who created content for the conference
  • Jill Sondergaard, who represented Metro State, which hosted the conference
To learn more about TRIO Student Support Services and Travelers EDGE at Inver Hills, contact:

Matt Kruger
TRIO Student Support Services Director
Travelers EDGE Director

Alicia Atwater
TRIO Student Support Services Advisor

Carolyn Vue
TRIO Student Support Services Advisor
Travelers EDGE Advisor

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