Co Op Financial Services Awards 16 Scholarships For 2013 Cuna Community Credit Union Growth Conferen

CO-OP Financial Services Awards 16 Scholarships For 2013 CUNA Community Credit Union Growth Conference

For 2013 CUNA Community Credit Union Growth Conference

The 2013 CCUC scholarship winners, listed below, were selected after meeting the required scholarship criteria and submitting applications before this year's deadline. "Over the last 4 years, individuals from dozens of credit unions that would not otherwise be represented have been able to attend CCUC and apply conference takeaways to directly strengthen the credit union movement," said Todd Spiczenski, Vice President, CUNA Center for Professional Development. "Thanks to CO-OP Financial Services' continued generosity, the CCUC message will be once again amplified by the insight and dedication of this year's scholarship winners."

CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference provides the tools for credit unions to put their most creative ideas into action and find bold new strategies to drive membership growth. Attendees will create ready-to-implement action plans to help their credit union reach its full potential. CUNA will also present four outstanding credit unions with the 2013 Community Credit Union of the Year Award.

"CO-OP places a strong emphasis on the difference that an individual, or a group of individuals, can make in achieving a greater cause," said Stan Hollen, President/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. "We're proud to make it possible for these 16 individuals to better spread and uphold the credit union difference; we believe in the positive impact of CUNA events like CCUC, and we hope other businesses will see that impact and find similar opportunities to contribute."

For more information on this year's CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, please visit 

CCUC 2013 Scholarship Winners

Megan Armstrong, Saratoga's Community FCU, NY
Jim Bounds, Coastal Community and Teachers CU, TX
Eric Bruen, Desert Valleys FCU, CA
Debbie Bullock, Martin FCU, FL
Asaf (Asi) Carmeli, Scient FCU, CT
Phillip Dunaway, Land of Lincoln CU, IL
Clayton Fuchigami, Maui FCU, HI
Sherry Holliman, Northeast Arkansas FCU, AK
Michael Mayhew, Baltimore County EFCU, MD
Nancy Montie, Besser CU, MI
Deloris Ransom, Salem Baptist FCU, NJ
Lynn Sabatino, Members CU, CT
Nancy Sieller, Torrington Municipal & Teachers FCU, CT
Laura Sorensen, SageLink CU, MI
Carla Waldo, Mills42 FCU, MA
Michael Waylett, Vision Financial FCU, NC

About CUNA

With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves 90 percent of America's 6,900 state and federally chartered credit unions, which are owned by nearly 96 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life.  For more information about CUNA, visit or the CUNAverse blog and follow @CUNAverse on Twitter.  For more information about credit unions, visit and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.

About CO-OP Financial Services

Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation's largest credit union service organization in terms of number of credit unions, assets and members. The company helps credit unions thrive by providing products and services that make it more convenient for members to do business with them. With a motto of "Be There. Be More," CO-OP's products fall into three business lines, including "Locations," (ATM, shared branching and call center services); "Card Payments" (debit and credit processing) and "Mobile/Virtual" (mobile, online, check imaging, bill pay services). To learn more visit