St. Anne's Credit Union, Fall River, Mass., awarded 12, $1,000scholarships to area high school seniors at its 70th AnnualMeeting. This makes the 15th consecutive year for the creditunion's scholarship program. John R. Ledwidge, president/CEO, andmembers of the CU's board of directors were there to present thescholarships to the winners. Palisades Federal Credit Union, PearlRiver, N.Y., awarded $3,900 in New York State Credit Union League,George Hatala and NYSCUL Westchester/Rockland District scholarshipsto eight high school seniors to help finance their collegeeducations. NYSCUL coordinates the statewide scholarship on behalfof participating New York state credit unions. PFCU membersentering college for the first time are eligible for awards basedon grades, leadership activities, and extracurricular activities.This year's winners are: Sheela Krishnan; Hemal P. Desai; DavidUllman; Zhoyin Yang; Christina Larsen; Deborah Vitanza; KaitlynMurphy; and Mara Frankel. Matthew Ransom, a teacher at BarlettElementary, is the latest winner of the One Class At A Time $500grant awarded by Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union, Memphis,Tenn. Ransom was surprised in his classroom with a $500 check byMATCU's Senior Vice President, Ken Newburry, Eyewitness Newspersonalities Dee Griffin and Cameron Harper, and MATCU's ATMmascot, Smarty. Ransom applied for funding to install a permanentlyassembled traversing climbing wall in the gymnasium, used to teachclimbing, spotter techniques, trust of teammates and teamwork.Mon-Oc Federal Credit Union Scholarship Fund Association, TomsRiver, N.J., announced the recipients of the Erma Dorrer LiteracyAward scholarships for 2005-2006 at the CU's 70th Annual Meeting.The following graduating seniors will receive $1,000 upon theirJune 2006 graduation for their response to the scholarshipquestion, "What would be your action plan to educate your communityto safeguard the environment?": Brianne Stratton, Kristen Wappel,Jennifer Ams, and Ashley Attardo. The Mon-Oc Scholarship Committeepresented certificates of achievement to each student. Thecommittee has issued more than $40,000 to 74 graduating high schoolseniors in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Employees of North JerseyFederal Credit Union, Totowa, N.J., walked for the March of Dimesto help fight premature births. NJFCU employees and family membersraised close to $1,000 and will help support research and programsto prevent premature births. WalkAmerica in Passaic County was anexciting day for the whole family. After the six mile walk, walkerswere treated to lunch, music, prizes and various family activities.The CU is also collecting donations for the March of Dimes throughall of its branches. Silver State Schools Credit Union, Las Vegas,has announced the winners of its 2006 scholarships for high schoolseniors. Each of these scholarships awards $2,000 annually,renewable for up to four years, and are awarded to seniors whodemonstrate excellence in academics, athletics and communityservice. Three of the scholarships are named for long-timevolunteers Arlene Parkinson, Bart Roche and Leonard Petoske, andtwo are named for the credit union and are needs-based. TatiniDatta received the Arlene Parkinson Scholarship; Andrew Green wonthe Bart Roche Scholarship; Wen Hui Tan was granted the LeonardPetoske Scholarship; and Tiffany McKinney and Bryson Seastrand wereeach awarded an SSSCU Scholarship. NuUnion Credit Union, Lansing,Mich., was the local presenting sponsor of the Komen GreaterLansing Race for the Cure Survivor Celebration. The SurvivorCelebration provided an opportunity for breast cancer survivors andtheir families to relax before and after the Race with food, musicand spa treatments. The CU contribution of $10,000 will support theSusan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's mission of eradicatingbreast cancer as a life threatening disease. In addition to theircorporate sponsorship, NuUnion employees formed a team for theRace, with nearly 60 people raising more than $2,700. Employeesalso volunteered their time to work at the Survivor CelebrationTent and the NuUnion booth. Colorado Credit Union, Denver, awardedtwo of its student members with the John Flynn Scholarship. Eachscholarship is worth $1,000 and is offered to any member who isseeking to further his or her education at an institution of higherlearning. The selection criteria included academic achievement andfinancial need as well as a will to succeed, leadership andcommunity involvement. Along with an application and two letters ofrecommendation, students were asked to write a 600-word essay abouteither the history of credit unions or the difference betweencredit unions and banks. Ryan Blake and Rachel Garcia were thisyear's winners. Federal Credit Union, Bloomfield, Mich., celebrates70 years of business this year. In 70 years, T&C has grown fromone branch to nine branches, with a 10th opening this month.Currently the CU has 63,000 members and assets in excess of $550million and has given back to each and every community it serves.T&C works hard to exemplify the credit union philosophy of"people helping people." Security Service Federal Credit Union, SanAntonio, celebrated 50 years of service to its member-owners on May7. The anniversary will be highlighted with special activitiesthroughout the year, including a 1956 Chevy giveaway, a travelingdisplay and the publishing of a 50-year history. In the CU's firstyear, 467 members joined, 118 loans were made and assets were$20,000. Now, SSFCU has 580,000 members and $3.8 billion in assets,and is the largest credit union in San Antonio and the 10th largestin the nation. Dover Federal Credit Union, Dover AFB, Del., hasannounced that its assets now top the $200,000,000 mark, making itthe second largest CU in the state. This milestone comes on theheels of the CU's first time ever bonus dividend payout. The CUattributes this milestone to the support of its members. Pen AirFederal Credit Union, Pensacola, Fla., celebrates 70 years ofservice this year. The CU started in 1936 as Pensacola Air StationFederal Credit Union for civil service employees and after 70 yearshas grown to include a tri-county area of military personnel,nearly 600 select employee groups and their immediate families. PenAir FCU, which started out of a back room in an existing militarybuilding, is now 13 full-service offices strong, with over 30 ATMS.CoastHills Federal Credit Union, Lompoc, Calif., recently achieved$500 million in assets and 50,000 members. The CU had a celebrationfor 110 CoastHills employees and their family members at its newlyexpanded headquarters in Vandenberg Village to commemorate themilestone. Five year old Ethan Hundley of Vandenberg Air Force Basebecame the 50,000th member of the CU when he opened up a savingsaccount at the CoastHills' Base Branch on April 25th. For being the50,000th member, the CU presented Ethan with $500 and donated anadditional $500 to the charity of his choice, the Tri-County Make aWish Foundation. North Jersey Federal Credit Union, Totowa, N.J.,was presented with a 70th Anniversary plaque from Robert Walls,president/CEO of the New Jersey Credit Union League, to celebrate70 years of service. The credit union was established in 1936.Colorado Credit Union, Denver, awarded two of its student memberswith the John Flynn Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth $1,000and is offered to any member who is seeking to further his or hereducation at an institution of higher learning. The selectioncriteria included academic achievement and financial need as wellas a will to succeed, leadership and community involvement. Alongwith an application and two letters of recommendation, studentswere asked to write a 600-word essay about either the history ofcredit unions or the difference between credit unions and banks.Ryan Blake and Rachel Garcia were this year's winners. WestCommunity Credit Union, O'Fallon, Mo., has awarded scholarships tofive high school seniors in the amount of $1,000 each to be usedtoward college. The students were evaluated based on grade pointaverage and class rank, ACT or SAT college entry exams, curriculumand extracurricular activities, financial need, and personal andschool recommendations. This year's recipients included: TimothyMalecek; Heather Sutton; Kriston Singh; James Keehn; and KimGlowski.

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