Teaming up for teacher education in North Carolina: (from left) Dr. Robin Groce,interim dean for ASU Reich College of Education; Dr. Woody Trathen,acting chair of ASU department of reading education & special education; Dr. Sheri Everts, ASU chancellor; McKinley Wooten,SECU Foundation board chair; Jerry Harmon, SECU chief lending officer; and Mark Twisdale, SECU Foundation executive director.

Support and investment in teacher education isn’t just lip service at the $29 billion State Employees Credit Union, based in Raleigh, NC.

The SECU Foundation and Appalachian State University have teamed up to deliver a new rural teacher education scholarship program to Western North Carolina and the Appalachian region. The SECU Foundation presented a $1.76 million grant in support of the teacher scholarship program over a seven year period. 

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