COLUMBIA, S.C. (6/1/09)--The National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB)
announced eight credit union professionals will receive NYIB's annual scholarships to aid in promoting leadership development related to youth services and financial education. The awards cover conference and education fees. Five recipients will attend the NYIB Conference Aug. 3-6 in Tempe, Ariz. One will attend the World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) World Credit Union Conference July 26-29 in Barcelona, Spain, and two will attend the National Credit Union Foundation's (NCUF) Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) Program, whose next session is Aug. 12-18 at Bainbridge Island, Wash. Winners will be recognized at the 2009 NYIB Annual Conference, where the group's delegate of the year and volunteer of the year will also be announced. Receiving NYIB Regional Scholarships are:
* LaTonya Allen, member service representative at GPO FCU, Washington, D.C., the East Region Scholarship; * Lauren Mayhew, marketing director at Daviess County Teachers FCU, Owensboro, Ky., the Central Region Scholarship; and * Joann Bergrud, marketing manager at NorthStar Community CU, Maddock, N.D., the West Region Scholarship.
Amy Jo Johnson, education director at the Mid-America Credit Union Association, Bismarck, N.D., will attend the NYIB Conference on the Robert L. Curry Scholarship and Award, named for the former president/CEO of CUNA Mutual Group. Another NYIB Conference participant--Cherise Hunter, youth programs VISTA at Syracuse (N.Y.) Cooperative FCU--will attend with the Serving the Underserved Scholarship, which recognizes individuals working with credit unions designated as serving low-income or underserved markets. Three other winners will participate in other education through NYIB-funded awards. They are:
* Stacey Walker, board member at XCEL FCU, Secaucus, N.J., to attend WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference; * Jeremy Cybulski, youth and community development officer at Coop Services CU, Livonia, Mich., to attend NCUF's CUDE program; and * Shannon Tackett, communications officer for Northwest FCU Foundation, Herndon, Va., also toll attend NCUF's CUDE program.