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* EUGENE, Ore. (12/30/09)--Oregon Community CU, based in Eugene, Ore., has funded $120,000 again this year for 15 student scholarships to the University of Oregon. Each scholarship is worth $4,800 a year. The program has served 100 students for more than 10 years for a total of $1 million. The credit union said it recognizes that more students must both work and take out large loans while attending college full time. Its scholarship program provides financial support for state students with demonstrated financial need who achieve academic excellence and contribute to their community … * NEWARK, Ohio (12/30/09)--As part of a promotion from October to December 2008, Fiberglas FCU, promised members that anyone having a loan at the credit union at the end of the year would be automatically entered into a drawing. The prize: The credit union would make the member’s loan payment for an entire year. Doug Ames, a long-time member and employee of Owens Corning, shown here was the prize winner. The credit union paid his home equity loan payment for him throughout 2009. (Photo provided by Fiberglas FCU) ... * INDIANAPOLIS (12/30/09)--Financial Center FCU has named J. Kevin Ryan as president/CEO, effective Dec. 31. With more than 28 years experience in financial services, Ryan has been involved in the credit union movement for the past 23 years, with experience in finance, budgeting, investments, regulatory compliance, business development and marketing. He has been a board member at the Indianapolis-based credit union and its credit union service organization for the past three years. Ryan has held past executive positions at the Indiana Corporate FCU, Indiana Credit Union League, and CUNA Mutual Group, and earned the Certified Credit Union Executive and Certified League Executive designations from the Credit Union National Association ... * EL PASO, Texas (12/30/09)--Kenneth Walters has been appointed at president/CEO of the El Paso (Texas) Employees FCU, announced the $263.5 million asset credit union’s board of directors. He previously was president/CEO at Chino FCU, Silver City, N.M. Walters joined the El Paso credit union in February 2007 as executive vice president. He said he plans to be actively involved in the credit union movement and is committed to providing outstanding member service while maintaining a strong financial position fofor the credit union. (Photo provided by El Paso Employees FCU) ...

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