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31 professionals from the Carolinas attend SE CUNA Management School

Tuesday, June 24, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The 2014 Southeast CUNA Management School held June 6-13 in Athens, Georgia had a total of 125 credit union professionals in attendance, including thirty-one students from North Carolina and South Carolina.

2014 SE CUNA Management School graduating class.

The eight-day summer program is one of the premier credit union learning opportunities in the southeast, with a three-year curriculum that focuses on developing students’ operational, managerial, and leadership abilities. Established in 1970, the school started with a first-year class of thirty students, but has since graduated more than 1,100 credit union management professionals from twenty-one states and the District of Columbia.

“This year, enrollment for first-time students was maxed out with sixty students accepted,” said CCUL Director of Meetings & Conferences Barbara Lehew. “That kind of enthusiasm is a testament to the amount of respect and value the credit union industry has for this program and the developmental skills it imparts on the students.”

The class of 2014 had a total of twenty-five graduates, including two from North Carolina and five from South Carolina.

2014 SE CUNA Management School students from NC and SC include:

Class of 2014 - Graduating Class
• Ernest “Dizzy” Felkel, SPC CU• Katie Matthews, Secured Advantage FCU
•  Russell Fernandes, SRP FCU• Alshaun Rouse, Charleston Co. Teachers FCU
•  Laura Fowler, Anderson FCU• Heather Thore, American Partners FCU
•  Cynthia Hussey, Summit CU

Class of 2015
• Travis Barbare, SC Telco FCU
• Lynn Pinter, Champion CU
• Chase Clelland, Grow Financial FCU• Michelle McGee, Carolina Postal CU
• Brian Crocker, Palmetto Citizens FCU• Missy Preston, Summit CU
•  Ron Davis, Lakelands FCU• Marcus Rhymer, Latitude 32 CU
•  Misty Fisher, Lion’s Share FCU• Stephanie Ownby, SC Federal CU
• Sallie Haymore, Marine FCU
• Josh Taylor, SRP FCU
Class of 2016
• Tamica Dawkins, First Liberty Community CU • Angela Laffoday, Palmetto Citizens FCU
• Tina Farris, Family Trust FCU• Kevin Langford, Georgetown Kraft CU
• Allison Gilmore, ArrowPointe FCU• Garland Poindexter, Allegacy FCU
• Kaitlin Grooms, Greenville FCU
• Andy Starcher, SRP FCU
• Travis Hall, SC National Guard FCU
• Eric Tapio, Premier FCU
• Tavis Johnson, Family Trust FCU• Marc Trull, Champion CU

The 2015 Southeast CUNA Management School is scheduled for June 5-12, 2015. Please contact Lauren DeAngelis or Barbara Lehew if you would like to reserve a seat in the first-year student class.

About SE CUNA Management School

The mission of the Southeast CUNA Management School is to provide students the opportunity to develop their leadership capabilities so that they can contribute to the success of their credit unions. The Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools (SRCUS) is committed to creating the best student experience possible through the use of a well-rounded curriculum and experiential opportunities for professional and personal growth. Students leave the school with meaningful, long-lasting relationships with classmates that strengthen the cooperative nature of the credit union movement.

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1000 Saint Albans Drive
Suite 325
Raleigh, NC 27609

800-822-8859 Phone
919-573-0474 Fax


7440 Broad River Road
Irmo, SC 29063

PO Box 1787
Columbia, SC 29202

800-822-8859 Phone
803-732-4268 Fax