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Five NC/SC professionals named in 2019 CUaware Protégé Competition

Wednesday, January 9, 2019   (0 Comments)
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COLUMBIA, S.C. and RALEIGH, N.C.—Five regional chapters of credit unions across the Carolinas have selected their respective candidates for the 2019 CUaware Protégé Competition, recognizing emerging professionals and supporting the employment and membership opportunities credit unions provide. The five finalists will vie for selection as the dual-state Protégé winner Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 at the 2019 LAUNCH Conference in Charlotte, NC.

Chapter winners in 2018-19 are:

Columbia Chapter
Amy Coggins
Lowcountry Chapter
Cierra Faubert

Piedmont Chapter
Jordan Webb

Tarheel Chapter
Barbara Mojica

Upstate Chapter
Meaghan King

Amy Coggins (SC State Credit Union), representing the Columbia Chapter; Cierra Faubert (Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union), representing the Lowcountry Chapter; Jordan Webb (State Employees’ Credit Union), representing the Piedmont Chapter; Barbara Mojica (Coastal Credit Union) representing the Tarheel Chapter; and Meaghan King (Greenville Federal Credit Union), representing the Upstate Chapter.

Chapter candidates were judged on credit union knowledge, communication skills, personality, and professional appearance through an essay and oral presentation format. All candidates that participated at the chapter-level were also invited to enroll in CUaware’s Protégé Mentor program, which pairs them with experienced credit union executives for a mutually beneficial year-long exchange of ideas and perspectives.

At the finals, candidates will be judged by the combined score of their on-site exam and oral presentation.

The 2019 CUaware Protégé winner will have a position on the CUaware Council. His or her responsibilities, coordinated by CUaware, may include:

  • Presentations at various League chapter meetings on his or her background, experience, CUaware, and the CUaware Protégé programs;
  • Participation in the CCUL Annual Meeting or LAUNCH Conference as a secondary presenter and CUaware advocate; and/or
  • Assist in facilitating CUaware events.

The winner and two runners-up will have their choice of these developmental scholarships.

  • Southeast CUNA Management School – One-year registration, valued at more than $1,600 (requires commitment to three-year program)
  • CCUL Hike the Hill (Washington, DC) – Full participation including airfare and lodging, valued at $1,100
  • Principles & Philosophy Conference + Webinar Voucher – Includes conference tuition, two nights lodging, meals, and a $600 webinar voucher (total value around $1,300).
Full biographies on each candidate can be found on the CUaware Protégé Competition webpage under “Meet the Finalists.” For questions, please contact CCUL’s Courtney Jackson ( or Jeff Hardin (

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