The Indiana Credit Union League is mourning the loss of former Vice President Governmental Affairs Millie Cox, who died in her sleep on Sept. 11. Cox was a league employee for 26 years, retiring in 2003. Upon her retirement, she received many honors and recognitions, including a Sagamore of the Wabash Award-the highest honor bestowed on citizens by the governor of Indiana, a special resolution adopted by the Indiana General Assembly honoring her dedication and efforts on behalf of credit unions, and a special resolution read into the congressional record by her friend, Rep. Dan Burton. She also was honored with the Buck Levins Political Activist Award at the 2004 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. The Indiana Credit Union Foundation honored her dedication to credit unions by establishing the Millie Cox Scholarship Award, which has helped recipients attend the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference each year since 2003. “Millie was a tireless advocate, leader and champion of credit unions throughout her career with the league,” said Indiana CUL President John McKenzie. “Her work in national political circles as well as at the Indiana Statehouse had a very positive impact and will continue to benefit credit unions for years to come. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.” Memorial donations may be made to the Indiana Credit Union Foundation’s Millie Cox Scholarship Fund or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, one of Cox’s favorite charities.

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