Teacher/CU staffer goes to White House
One Albuquerque teacher who also works at a local credit union will be recognized at the White House on Monday. She’s getting an award for her work with students when it comes to financial education and job training. She’s more than a teacher.
Shana Runck was nominated by her peers and chosen from a long list of finalists. It’s for a program she worked on with Mayor Richard Berry, one that helps students get a jump-start on their careers. Runck is the Assistant Vice President of Community Relations and Capabilities with the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union but her other role is a teacher. She helped design a course where students learn about different jobs in the financial field, from HR to IT.
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Two NM CUs receive grants
The U.S. Treasury Department has announced that Guadalupe Credit Union in Santa Fe and Chino Federal Credit Union in Silver City will receive part of a $195.4 million grant to increase their lending and investments in low-income and economically distressed communities, including Native American communities.
USNMFCU catches check cashing scam try
An Albuquerque man ended up being among the latest targets of an
all-too-common “check overpayment” scam that has been circulating on
online sites such as Craigslist and eBay pretty much since they were
founded nearly 20 years ago. US New Mexico FCU recognized a check he received as part of the scam.
US New Mexico FCU Helps Bust Young Adult Fraud Scam
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Math doesn’t lie – that is, $400 minus $200 does indeed equal $200 – but it shouldn’t trump common sense. So if a stranger should approach you with a promise of making some easy money by depositing a check in your account, don’t do it. If you do, you will become the latest victim of what appears to be a relatively new scam sweeping the nation called “card-cracking.”
Laudick excited about Innovate ABQ
The University of New Mexico closed on the First Baptist Church property at Central and Broadway, which will become the site of Innovate ABQ. The site will be a new incubator planned by UNM to host new companies and create new ideas Downtown.
Educators CEO on CUSN board
The CU Service Network in Lakewood, Colo., appointed Terry Laudick, president/CEO of the $1.5 billion New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union in Albuquerque, to the board of managers of the shared branching network as CUSN expanded its board to eight people to include representation from New Mexico.
NMEFCU's Brulé honored
WASHINGTON — Robin Brulé, vice president of membership development at New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union was named as Professional of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.
NAFCU honored two federal credit unions of the year, CEOs of the Year, Professionals of the Year and Volunteers of the Year, one of each in two asset-size categories: $250 million or less, and more than $250 million.
NAFCU said its awards recognize association member credit unions for their excellence and achievement.
"This year's annual awards winners are all exceptional leaders whose hard work personifies the dedication they have for the credit union industry," NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger said. "NAFCU is thrilled to recognize our members for all of their extraordinary accomplishments."
DNCU awards scholarships
Del Norte Credit Union, Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, is pleased to announce the winners of the DNCU Scholarship Program for 2014. The seven winners each will receive $1,000 toward the higher education program in which they are enrolled in the fall of 2014.
CUs noted for NM volunteerism
A common thread that tends to run through exceptional companies and organizations – and precisely what the Albuquerque Journal’s Top Workplaces publication recently found – is an ingrained sense of supporting the community. In this article, two Albuquerque-based credit unions are cited as examples of credit unions volunteering in New Mexico.
NMEFCU matches Give Grande donation
Thousands of people donated to hundreds of New Mexico nonprofits Tuesday as part of a national online campaign, raising about $853,000 for organizations across the state.
The statewide campaign, called Give Grande New Mexico, was part of the national Give Local America campaign and organized by the Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico. In total, 409 New Mexico nonprofits signed up for the event.
New Mexicans named to CUNA committees
New Mexico credit union activists have been named to CUNA committees by CUNA CEO Bill Cheney.
Winona Nava, CEO of Guadalupe Credit Union, is chair of the Audit Committee that provides oversight of CUNA finances. Nava is also vice chair of the Awards Committee that oversees the Dora Maxwell and Louise Herring awards. She has been on the CUNA committees for six years.
Guadalupe board chair Linda Medina was named for the third year to the Volunteer Leadership Committee that assists in development of CUNA strategy for increased involvement and support of volunteers.
Chavez named to Filene research council
Robert Chavez, president/CEO of Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, is one of seven new credit union CEOs the Filene Research Institute has added as members of its research council.
Estacado, Lea Community merge
Lea Community FCU and Estacado CU in Lovington officially merged on April 1 to become Estacado Federal Credit Union. EFCU continues to be community-based and available to residents, employees, students, and those who worship in Lea County.
Ron Moorehead new FFCU CEO
The Board of Directors of First Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald Moorehead to the position of President and CEO.
NMEFCU, ABQ, UNM in partnership for big grants
The city, the university and one of the state's biggest credit unions could end up receiving million in grants to revitalize Albuquerque.
Robert Chavez steps up to CEO post at SLFCU
New Sandia Laboratory FCU CEO Robert Chavez is involved in credit unions and his community.
SLFCU breaks ground in Rio
New Sandia Laboratory FCU branch to serve growing Rio Rancho membership.