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Consumer and personal finance education is the focus of Rosella Bannister’s professional life. For twenty-five years, Rosella was the Executive Director of the National Institute for Consumer Education at Eastern Michigan University. NICE provided multidisciplinary teacher education workshops and materials, including the Classification of Concepts in Consumer Education. In 1981, Rosella held a one-year assignment in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Consumer Education, Washington, DC.
In retirement, Rosella established a consulting service, Bannister Financial Education Services LLC. Among her responsibilities at BFES is to manage the online Personal Finance Clearinghouse of the Jump$tart Coalition® for Personal Financial Literacy in Washington, DC. www.jumpstartclearinghouse.org
As a voluntary service in financial literacy, Rosella co-chaired the development of the 2007 National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education, a curriculum development tool for K-12 classrooms. This publication can be downloaded without charge from the website of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. www.jumpstart.org
Rosella holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in liberal arts from Wayne State University.
In 2008, Rosella received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University. From the international Consumer Citizen Network, Rosella received an award for lifelong work in consumer education, presented during the 2008 European conference in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2010, the Japan Academy of Consumer Education presented an Award of Appreciation to Rosella for thirty years of contributions toward the development of consumer education in Japan.
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy