“Wish I Had Known” Event at JWCC to Answer Questions about Preparing for College

Wish I had Known Event
September 21, 2020

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Trenton Murfin to Present Keynote “Financial Solutions: Resources for Affording College”

John Wood Community College will offer a free community event entitled, “Wish I Had Known,” to answer questions from students and families about what to expect during the college selection process.

The event is open to all considering college and will be held Tuesday, September 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Families may choose to attend in-person in the auditorium of the Heath Center at JWCC’s Quincy Campus at 48th and Harrison or virtually during the same time. Information shared will be relevant to any college or university. Social distancing and face coverings will be observed on campus.

“We hear, ‘I wish I had known that before I started college,’ all too often, so we are providing an opportunity for families to learn what they need to know before they make this very important life decision,” Kristen Ritterbusch, JWCC director of admissions shared.  “Choosing a college and a major can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. This event will share information about college costs, how to choose a major and hopefully help families make more informed decisions as they explore their options.”

Trenton Murfin, Edward Jones financial advisor, will provide the keynote presentation, “Financial Solutions: Resources for Affording College,” at 6 p.m.  Murfin serves the community by providing them with educational and financial solutions. He grew up working with his father, uncle and grandfather for their family propane business, Heetco. Murfin serves as the vice president of Quincy Noon Kiwanis, chairman of the Quincy Sister City program, vice chair of Adams County CEO and sits on the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Council.

Event topics will also include career exploration, the transfer process, entering the workforce, and a question and answer panel for parents and students.

Please register to attend in person or online at www.jwcc.edu/wish. Limited in-person seating available. More information is available from JWCC admissions by text or calling 217.393.8400 or admissions@jwcc.edu. The event is free and open to the public.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.