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CU System briefs (04/04/2014)
  • SPOKANE, Wash. (4/4/14)--Spokane (Wash.) FCU has named one of its $1,500 scholarships in honor of a serviceman who was killed in eastern Afghanistan during his third tour with the U.S. Army in the Middle East. Spokane-native Michael Stiltz, 26, was a member of the $127 million-asset credit union. "This is the first time we've offered a scholarship in someone's name or memory," said Susan Cerutti-Jensen, Spokane FCU marketing director (The Spokesman-Review April 3). Stiltz was killed by indirect fire in November 2012. He was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant, and received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Purple Heart and Bronze Star ...
     
  • HARAHAN, La. (4/4/13)--Alcorn State University (ASU), Lorman, Miss., awarded its cooperative of the year award to Shreveport (La.) FCU and its president/CEO, Helen Godfrey-Smith. The $99 million-asset credit union was honored for its work with the ASU Extension Program to combat "food deserts"--areas where residents have little or no access to affordable, fresh produce--in the Mississippi Delta region (eNews April 2). The grand opening of the Frank Wilbourn Farmer's Market in the midst of the Quitman County food desert is one of its success stories. Under the Healthy Food Financing Initiative, the ASU Extension Program and Shreveport FCU worked to provide loans to small-crop farmers to expand the production, distribution and sale of healthy foods in the Mississippi Delta ...


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