Not all learning at the Southeast CUNA Management School takes place in the classroom. Students participated in a variety of outdoor challenge activities designed to promote teamwork, self-confidence, leadership and the expansion of their problem-solving abilities.
Westport FCU recognizes young scholars
Westport FCU, Westport, Mass., announced the 2017 recipients for its 14th annual scholarship program. At a special ceremony, the CU presented five students, graduating high school seniors and current college students, with the Westport Federal Credit Union Scholarship.
Shop till you drop!
Lauren Edwards, a longtime member of Pelican State CU, Baton Rouge, La., was the grand prize winner of a two-minute, all-you-can-grab shopping spree at Carter’s Supermarket, given away during the Grand Re-Opening of the credit union’s Denham Springs branch.
South Jersey scholars
South Jersey FCU, Deptford, N.J., awarded seven college-bound high school students with scholarships totaling $3,250.
Community Enrichment scholarships
Greylock FCU, Pittsfield, Mass., awarded its “Community Enrichment” scholarships to eight local college-bound high school students who each received $500. The scholarships were presented to community-minded senior class members from 8 Berkshire County high schools.
Excellence in Education sponsorship
Henrico FCU, Henrico, Va., and NBC12 completed their second year sponsoring Excellence in Education, a program that acknowledges educators who inspire greatness, develop children’s self-worth and provide lessons that last a lifetime.
Summer reading donation
MECU of Baltimore donated packages of books and other reading-related materials to students at Baltimore’s Yorkwood Elementary School in an effort to encourage summer reading. In total, more than 2,250 new books were distributed.
PSECU recognized by state government department
PSECU, Harrisburg, Pa., was recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services as the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Business Access = Success in Independence Award for the accessibility and user-friendly qualities of PSECU’s mobile banking app.
Emergency relief donation
Army Aviation Center FCU, Daleville, Ala., donated $16,000 to Fort Rucker’s Army Emergency Relief Fund. Funds were raised primarily from AACFCU’s Annual Golf Tournament. Separately, the CU partnered with three local Boys and Girls Clubs to provide a Bee the Boss Program.
SDCCU commits to financial education for kids
Teachers throughout the San Diego area received resources to teach students about money and business thanks to San Diego County CU, the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego in support of Live Well San Diego. The three organizations partnered for the third year in a row to launch the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program.
Flag Day celebration
In honor of Flag Day, June 14, several employees of St. Mary’s Bank, Manchester, N.H., joined the reimagining of textile mill workers in 1914 posed below a 50” x 95” American flag they had woven and crafted themselves. That iconic scene from Manchester’s history took place at the former mill building across the street from the credit union’s headquarters.
Time for barbecue
Kinecta FCU, Manhattan Beach, Calif., served a barbecue lunch with Kinecta’s Texas-style barbecue rig for 250 military men and women at this year’s Bob Hope USO 58th Annual City of Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration.
CCUA on the radio
The Cooperative CU Association, serving CUs in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, took to the Delaware airwaves to dispel common misconceptions about credit unions. NewsTalk Radio 105.9 FM discussed the differences between credit unions and banks with Paul Gentile, CCUA’s president and CEO.
FORUM's summer reception
Indianapolis-based FORUM CU held its Summer Reception. Nineteen teachers from central Indiana received educator grants, while seven high school seniors were awarded collegiate scholarship funds based on academics, extracurricular activities and their application responses.
Altura awards nearly $50,000 in scholarships
In Riverside, Calif., the Altura CU Scholarship Foundation awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to 45 students graduating from Riverside County, Calif., public and private high schools. In addition, four local students received $1,000 Memorial Scholarships through the Foundation.
$15,000 in scholarships
Achieva CU, Dunedin, Fla., awarded $15,000 in scholarships to 12 college-bound graduates. In addition to Achieva’s annual program of 10 $1,000 scholarships, the CU awarded $2,500 Hugh “Max” Kriever Memorial Scholarships to two students who will be majoring in education, in memory of a former chairman of the board for Achieva.
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