COLUMBIA, S.C. (7/6/11)--Twenty-one credit union leaders from eight states graduated June 17 from the 2011 Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools' (SRCUS) CUNA Management School in Athens, Ga. The Southeast CUNA Management School is held each summer at the University of Georgia's Georgia Center with faculty from Terry College of Business and credit union industry experts. "This class that has graduated at the 40th anniversary of SRCUS started in 2009 at the beginning of the economic downturn," said SRCUS Chair Barbara Lehew-Bickley. "It began as our smallest class ever, yet the graduating class finished at 21 students." The curriculum is delivered over three years, with students in residence annually during the summer for eight days of course work. Between annual sessions, they apply their new knowledge to projects that require strategic analysis of their credit unions and research of relevant issues facing the credit union industry. Students are from Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information about CUNA Management Schools, use the link.