RANCHO CUCAMONGA. Calif. (8/6/08)--For the fifth time in Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) history, one student earned high honors in the school’s five academic categories, and was awarded Highest Honors as the 47th session of WCMS recently came to a close at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.
From left are: Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) President and Dean James D. Likens; Highest Honors and Charles M. Clark Memorial Award recipient Matt Stephenson of Rogue FCU, Medford, Ore.; and WCMS Associate Dean Michael Steinberger. (Photo provided by the California Credit Union League)
Honors recipient Matt Stephenson, Rogue FCU, Medford, Ore., also was presented the Charles M. Clark Memorial Award, which is given to the senior student nominated by his or her class who best represents high moral character, leadership, credit union dedication and academic achievement. Nine other students graduated with High Honors, while six students graduated with Honors. Out of the 421 students attending this year, 147 were first-year students, 143 were second-year students, and 131 were third-year students. This year’s session was held July 13-25. Over a three-year period, students have five opportunities to earn academic honors. Honors and High Honors are awarded to the highest achievers on the examinations taken by all students at the end of each school year. Students may also earn Honors and High Honors for each of their two projects. Students earning High Honors were:
* Debbie Browning, Idahy FCU, Boise, Idaho; * Linda Crosby, Kern FCU, Bakersfield, Calif.; * Craig Gummow, Beehive FCU, Rexburg, Idaho; * Daniel Kitchen, North Island CU, San Diego; * KayCee Murray, Numerica CU, Spokane, Wash.; * Norm Phillips, SELCO Community CU, Eugene, Ore.; * Glen Shimada, Hawaii USA FCU, Honolulu, Hawaii; * Raymond Spreier, Mid Oregon FCU, Bend, Ore.; and * Donna Stillman, HFS FCU, Hilo, Hawaii.
Honors students this year were:
* Kim Diaz, Arrowhead CU, San Bernardino, Calif.; * Angie Douglas, Clark County CU, Las Vegas, Nev.; * Sandra Ferguson, Great Basin FCU, Reno, Nev.; * Marty Mattox, USE CU, San Diego; * Don Seeman, Coast-Tel FCU, Salinas, Calif.; and * Dan Terada, Pearl Harbor FCU, Waipahu, Hawaii.
Ken Facer, who recently retired from Arrowhead CU in San Bernardino, Calif., was named the 18th recipient of the James D. Likens Alumni Recognition Award, founded by the Alumni Association of WCMS. He was a project reader at WCMS and in charge of providing transportation for students for 20 years. California is one of 13 states participating in WCMS. School administration is conducted from the California Credit Union League headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.