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* HARAHAN, La. (5/5/08)--The Louisiana Credit Union League has awarded scholarships to four Louisiana credit union professionals to attend the Southeast CUNA Management School in Athens, Ga. They are Lloyd Cockerham, president/CEO of Breco FCU, Baton Rouge; Jean Helmer of The New Orleans Firemen's FCU; Cindy Beauregard of Heart of Louisiana FCU, Pineville; and Brian Leger with Lafayette Schools FCU, Lafayette. Cockerham will receive full tuition the first year and 50% tuition for the second and third years of the three-year school. The other scholarships will pay $1000 each toward tuition … * Fort Wayne, Ind. (5/5/08)--Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy delivered the keynote address at the Pro Fed CU 75th Anniversary Gala April 12. Dungy's speech focused on the vital role credit unions play in providing financial literacy and affordable financial services. He attributed the long-term success of Pro Fed CU to its commitment to families, community service and volunteerism. Both his parents were members of a credit union, he said. Nearly 1,500 people attended. President/CEO Barbara Berghoff highlighted the credit union's volunteers serving on its boards and committees, and Mayor Tom Henry delivered a proclamation naming April 12 Pro Fed CU Day in Fort Wayne. (Photo provided by Pro Fed CU) … * SUITLAND, Md. (5/5/08)--Andrews FCU tripled the amount it raised for the Annual March for Babies event to $15,000 this year. For the past five years, Andrews Federal has raised more than $5,000 in member and staff contributions for the March of Dimes. Andrews Federal served as a sponsor for the march, which took place April 27. From left are employee volunteers Karen Mangum, Maria Taura, Jennifer Taura and Kendall Mangum. (Photo provided by Andrews FCU) … * RIVERSIDE, Calif. (5/5/08)--Altura CU, which recently upgraded coin counting machines in two of its branches, has offered its previously owned machines to small credit unions through the Shapiro Group program of the California Credit Union League. The two credit unions receiving the machines were El Futuro CU, Porterville, which has operated since 1966 and is the oldest Latino credit union in the country, and Ketema FCU, El Cajon, which has operated since 1956 and has 569 members. The Shapiro Group pools the resources of the credit union community to help smaller credit unions. Shown with one of the donated machines is Lorna Stafford-Bentley, CEO of Ketema FCU. (Photo provided by Altura CU) ...

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