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Huizenga Finance Professor Enlightens Belizean University Students and Residents about Financial Literacy and Donates to Fix Street

Albert and Roy

Albert and Roy

Over the summer, Albert Williams Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance and Economics was busy giving back to residents of Punta Gorda Town, Belize, his country of origin.  Williams gave three presentations on financial literacy to students at the University of Belize (UB).  Williams gave an overview of financial literacy and then supervised a practical budget exercise. “If you earn $1,000 per month, how would you spend it?” A few overspent but most were able to stay within budget and even save some.  Known for his  guitar solos at NSU he played for the students. Campus Director, Mr. Roy  Polonio thanked Dr. Williams for his valuable contributions to the students.

During the rainy season in Belize the roads are destroyed.  Williams provided funding to repair a street in Hopeville near Punta Gorda. The residents, especially the children, were then better able to walk and ride their bikes. It was also better for the vehicles.  They all thanked him for this community service.

Williams also did an hour interview on PGTV with the host and owner, Mr. Wil Mehia, who is one of his cousins. He discussed his roots and the economic development in the community. Wil also thanked him for his donation to fix one street and encouraged others in the community to do the same.  During the interview he shared his guitar talents with the community.

Williams eagerly embraces the opportunity to give back to the community, one of the eight core values of NSU.