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Three credit union staff receive CUDE scholarships

Posted By Jeff Hardin, Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Carolinas CUDE Group is pleased to announce that Skyler Jackson (Carolina Foothills FCU), Megan Bell (Duke FCU) and Lauren Whaley (Carolinas CU Foundation) are winners of a scholarship to attend Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) in Madison in 2018. Bell, Jackson and Whaley will be eligible to attend one of the four CUDE training events scheduled in the upcoming year. 

The scholarships are funded by the earnings from the Principles and Philosophy Conference, an annual two-day event that is produced by the League working in partnership with the CUDE Group. This volunteer-led event teaches credit union staff about the cooperative & credit union business models and how they are unique in the marketplace. Attendees also learn the rich history of credit unions and co-ops, and how this history speaks to us today. 

In order to qualify for the scholarships, Bell, Whaley and Jackson attended a previous Principles & Philosophy Conference, submitted a thorough application that included why they wanted to be a CUDE, and how they planned to implement the experience into their career. Their CEO or a CUDE sponsor also had to provide a letter in support of the application. 

"We're thrilled that Lauren, Megan and Skyler have taken the initiative in their careers to attend CUDE, and we are truly pleased to award them these scholarships," said Jeff Hardin, who works with the CUDE Group in the Carolinas. "On behalf of the nearly 100 CUDEs in the Carolinas, we look forward to our scholarship winners attending CUDE and then partnering with us to promote the compelling social responsibility role of credit unions." 

For more information on the CUDE program, please visit the National Credit Union Foundation web site. The 2018 Principles and Philosophy Conference will be held October 23-25 in Sophia, NC at the Caraway Conference Center. If you would like to be placed on a contact list to register for this event, please contact Jeff Hardin (919-457-9063). 



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