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CU System briefs (01/24/2013)
  • OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/24/13)--The Jan. 17 robbery of Owensboro, Ky.-based Green River Area FCU has led to the arrest of James Allen Morris, 53, of Henderson, who is also a suspect in nine robberies committed between 2006 and 2013. Two of those robberies--in January 2012 and June 2012--were at the same credit union.  Morris has been charged with eight counts of first degree robbery in Henderson (surfky.com Jan. 23) …
  • MADISON, Wis. (1/24/13)--UW CU, based in Madison, Wis., announced it has awarded $300,000 to scholarship endowment funds at the University of Wisconsin's UW System campuses they serve.  These include a new endowment fund at UW-Oshkosh, and previously established funds at UW-Madison, UW-Green Bay, UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point. "UW CU has been a trusted financial partner for thousands of UW System students over the years, and we know that our Wisconsin communities are strengthened when we help keep higher education financially accessible," said UW CU President/CEO Paul Kundert. In 2008, the credit union established permanent scholarship endowment funds totaling nearly $1.5 million through an online fundraising campaign. It also supports area high schools with needs-based scholarships directly to deserving students who will attend the University of Wisconsin …
  • ST. Louis (1/24/13)--Vantage CU, based in Bridgeton, Mo., officially kicked off its search Tuesday for a new spokesperson to represent the younger set in its Young & Free St. Louis  program, a Web-based initiative to address the financial needs of 18- to 25-year-olds. Applications should include a 60-second video uploaded to YouTube, a blog post and a completed personal information form. Applications are due at 5 p.m. CT on Feb. 25. A public vote will take place Feb. 27-March 11, and the new spokesperson for a one-year term will be announced March 25. Details are at YoungFreeSt.Louis.com  …
  • HARAHAN, La. (1/24/13)--Richard Turnley Jr., former CEO of Southern Parents & Teachers FCU, died Saturday (eNews Jan. 23). He was a former Louisiana Credit Union League board member, serving from 1993 to 2007. He was an ardent supporter, leader, and champion of the credit union movement while serving in the Louisiana House of Representatives and the state Senate. He began working with the credit union in 1959. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Camphor Memorial United Church, Baton Rouge …


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