MADISON, Wis. (8/3/12)--Seventy-five credit union professionals are the newest graduates of CUNA Management School, held last month at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced.
CUNA Management School consists of a three-year course of study. Students receive academic training with real-world applications designed for credit union management personnel who aspire to achieve senior-level management and leadership positions in the credit union system.
About 4,900 men and women have graduated from the program since its inception in 1954. A graduation diploma is issued in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business and is recognized throughout the credit union movement as an honor and mark of accomplishment.
Of the 232 students attending this year's program, hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 87 were first-year students, 70 were second-year students and 75 were third-year students.
This year's graduates were from 22 states. Twenty-six students graduated with honors, and seven with high honors. Use the link to see the list of graduates.
High honors graduates are:
- Christina Carter, Maine State CU, Augusta, Maine;
- Eric Green, Peopleschoice CU, Saco, Maine;
- Jeremiah Kossen, Lake Michigan CU, Grand Rapid, Mich.;
- Cynthia Little, Mazuma (Mich.) CU;
- Michelle McCourt, Bridgeway FCU, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.;
- Christopher Phillips, Land of Lincoln CU, Decatur, Ill.; and
- David Polet, CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, Wis.
The third-year graduating class presented $27,788 to the CMS Scholarship Fund during its graduation ceremony. The funds were raised during the three-year professional development program. The scholarship fund is earmarked to help smaller credit unions and individuals with limited financial resources become CUNA Management School attendees.