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* MADISON, Wis. (1/5/09)--UW CU, Madison, Wis., raised more than $1.5 million toward educating students in the University of Wisconsin System and Madison Area Technical College. The campaign ran from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 and included the campuses served by UW CU locations in Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Whitewater and Stevens Point. The funds are being placed in a permanent endowment to help students who can’t afford school. The scholarships will be based on financial need ... * HONOLULU (1/5/09)--The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) approved the merger of Aloha Pacific FCU and Inter-Island FCU, which will result in a credit union that has more than $485 million in assets (Pacific Business News Dec. 31). Inter-Island’s accounts will be converted to Aloha Pacific’s during the next couple of months. Inter-island has $10 million in assets and one branch. Aloha Pacific has $475 million in assets and five branches ... * HARRISBURG, Pa. (1/5/09)--Keystone FCU, West Chester, Pa., has opened three student branches in three West Chester High Schools (Life is a Highway Jan. 2). Students can interview for jobs as tellers at the branches, which opened Dec. 10. West Chester High School business classes also will participate in financial literacy education with seminars led by West Chester School District faculty and Keystone FCU guest speakers ...


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