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CU System briefs (01/24/2008)
* RICHARDSON, Texas (1/25/08)--More than 245 employees at Texans CU raised $225,000 for United Way during its weeklong 2007 campaign, with 33 individuals investing a minimum of $1,000 donation each. The credit union matched all employee contributions dollar for dollar and member contributions by 50 cents to the dollar. During the past 10 years, Texans has given nearly $800,000 to United Way. Texans President/CEO David Addison is active with the campaign cabinet. The marketing team--from left, Lisa Krenek, Erin Ortiz, Jill Rasmussen and Melissa Wegner--pose while hosting a "thank you" pizza party for staff. (Photo provided by Texans CU) … * HARAHAN, La. (1/25/08)--The Louisiana Credit Union League has promoted Jennifer Green to assistant vice president. In her new position, Green will work with the league's education and technology departments. Also, she will assist credit unions with research and information on compliance, regulatory, technical and operational issues. Green, who has been with the league since 2002, previously served as director of education and communication (eNews Jan. 23) … * FAIRBORN, Ohio (1/25/08)--A routine traffic stopped resulted in the arrest of two men charged with robbing Wright-Patt CU Tuesday afternoon (WHIOTV.com Jan. 23). Jeffrey Mays, 36, was arrested after allegedly fleeing the car with police giving chase. Later, police apprehended Rondell Lynch, 20, hiding in a basement of a home. Police recovered money and drugs at that scene. Two masked men waving guns had entered the credit union shortly after noon. No one was hurt in the robbery (News Now Jan. 24) … * HARAHAN, La. (1/25/08)-- Peggy Clemens, former manager of Firestone Lake Charles FCU, Sulphur, La., died Jan. 16, reports the Louisiana Credit Union League (eNews Jan. 23). Clemens began working in the credit union movement in 1972, working half days at CSE FCU and the other half for Firestone. She became manager of the latter in 1992 and retired in March 1997 … * VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (1/25/08)--Myron Boyd Jones, Ph.D., former board member of Norfolk Teachers Association FCU, Norfolk, Va., died Jan. 19. He was 98. From 1947 to 1951, Jones was principal of Robert Moton High School, Farmville, Va., but was terminated in 1951 when students staged a walkout to protest the school's conditions. The event resulted in the NAACP filing a lawsuit, Davis v. Prince Edward County, which became a part of Brown v. Board of Education, which resulted in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court desegregation decision. Dr. Jones later taught mathematics and physics at Alabama State College, Maryland State College, St. Paul's College, and Norfolk State University, serving as department head of the last three. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, three sons and nine grandchildren (The Virginian-Pilot Jan. 24) … * OAK GROVE, Ky. (1/25/08)--Susan Laney, 46, an employee of Fort Campbell FCU, Clarksville, Tenn., died Jan. 14 after a month-long illness (The Leaf Chronicle Jan. 17). She was a 2003 graduate of the Southeastern Regional Credit Union School. In 1999, she was named "Supervisor of the Year" at the credit union. She is survived by two daughters. The credit union has set up a memorial fund for the family …


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