People's Alliance Federal Credit Union, Hauppauge, N.Y.,President/CEO Nicholas M. Lacetera has been honored by theHauppauge Industrial Association (HIA). Lacetera was recognized forhis outstanding contributions not only as a board member of theHIA, but also as an active member who has sponsored many eventsthroughout the years. His passion for what he does is evident andthe HIA was proud to have him as an honoree. HIA is a grass-roots,pro-active 26-year old business organization that focuses on theeconomic health and well-being of its member companies and that ofthe entire Long Island business community. MSU Federal CreditUnion, East Lansing, Mich., has announced the winners of its newaccount/ComputerLine promotion. All new students who opened MSUFCUmembership accounts before August 12, 2005 automatically received a$5 Spartan Bookstore gift card and were entered to win up to $3,000in MSU tuition for this fall semester. As a bonus, if they openedtheir MSUFCU accounts online before August 12th, they wereadditionally entered to win an Apple iPod Mini. If that's notenough, freshmen and transfer students who filled out an MSUFCUmembership survey were automatically entered to win a free semesterof books. The names drawn for all three prizes were random andconducted by the Internal Audit department. The winners are asfollows: Annette Agemak, $3,000 MSUFCU tuition package; SusannaCox, semester of books; and Regina Griffin-Jones Apple iPod mini.Global Credit Union, Spokane, Wash., has been presented the ArmyDistinguished Credit Union Service Award. The credit union wasrecognized for its commitment to providing quality products andefficient service to Soldiers, Department of Defense Employees andtheir family members. Global CU was previously recognized by theUnited States Air Force as its Best in the Air Force credit union.CES Credit Union, Mount Vernon, Ohio, has recently honored VicePresident of Finance Barbara A. Butler for her 40 years ofdedicated service. In 1965, Butler was only one of four employeesworking in the new building of the then-14 year-old credit union.Butler has served in various member service and managerialpositions, including office manager and in her current position sheis responsible for the financial reporting, accounting, ACH andhuman resource functions of the credit union. Chetco Federal CreditUnion, Harbor, Ore., has named the winner of its Super SavingsProgram. This summer CFCU's younger members had fun while learningthe essential of saving money. Kindergarten student Micah Freitagwas this year's Super Saver winner of a brand new bicycle. Freitagis saving his money to buy a 4-wheeler so that he can keep up withhis Dad on hunting trips. PARDA Credit Union, Auburn Hills, Mich.,has awarded Terry Winchester from its Greenwood, South Carolinabranch a vacation package as part of its membership drive raffle.Winchester is a quality technician for Goodrich and has beenemployed with them for three years. He and his wife Carolyn areplanning in using PARDA's vacation package for some alone time. Inaddition, a direct deposit promotion has resulted in Walter Woowalking away with a $100 Home Depot gift card. MCT Federal CreditUnion, Gaithersburg, Md., 11 interns who worked at the credit unionthis summer were honored during the annual Academy of Finance"Pinning Ceremony" at Gaithersburg High School. This was more thandouble the number of MCT interns who were honored in 2004. Studentseach received pins from Montgomery County Public Schoolscommemorating completion of their internship assignments, which arepart of a two-year Academy of Finance extracurricular educationalprogram that helps train young people for careers in financialmanagement. This year's MCT interns honored include the following:Veronica Astormia, Lena Ouk, Candace DePass, Tim Geston, KevinWong, Patrick Mallen, Marc Ferguson, Marques Ducker, JustinMalcolm, Chingoun Baataryn, and Nicholas Roscher. Financial 21Community Credit Union, San Diego, has named Community RelationsOfficer Melinda Collins Employee of the Quarter. She representsFinancial 21 in a number of organizations and actively participatesin Credit Union for Kids, American Cancer Society, and the Academyof Finance with San Diego High School.

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