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  • Click to view larger image University of Central Oklahoma junior Abigail Wilburn, left, takes notes as senior Jackie Smith inspects evidence in the simulated crime scene held at the Edmond, Okla., branch of Tinker FCU. (Photo provided by Tinker FCU)
    EDMOND, Okla, (1/30/2014)--The Edmond, Okla., branch of Tinker FCU looked like a set from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" when students from the University of Central Oklahoma staged a simulated crime scene. Twenty-one students from Professor Don Mizell's class at the School of Criminal Justice used the after-office-hours opportunity to sketch the scene, tag evidence and predict what happened. The students, who are majoring in criminal justice or forensic science, will follow up by doing simulated witness interviews with employees at the credit union. "Our participation in this simulation allowed students to practice real-world skills in a real-world environment," said John Micue, security and safety officer at $3.1 billion-asset credit union  ...
  • NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (1/30/2014)-- GPO FCU's board of directors has announced Nicholas Mayhew as its new president/CEO. Mayhew has served on the board of the $202 million-asset credit union for 25 years and played an integral part in the strategic planning process as vice chairman. He formerly worked at Rome (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital as vice president and chief financial officer. Mayhem said he would continue to stress the importance of member service. He will replace John Prumo, who is retiring as president/CEO after more than 40 years at the New Hartford, N.Y., credit union ...
  • BELLINGHAM, Wash. (1/30/14)--After 41 years as CEO of Whatcom Educational CU, Wayne Langei announced his plan to retire from the Bellingham, Wash., credit union. The board expects to name a new CEO in August, with Langei staying on as a consultant until January 2015. There are three internal CEO candidates: Jeff Dykstra, Jennifer Kutcher and Robert Langei, all executive vice presidents for the $961 million-asset credit union. Langei will not be involved in the selection process because his son Robert is one of the candidates (The Bellingham Herald Jan. 28) ...
  • BREA and GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (1/30/14)--Members of Golden West Cities FCU, Garden Grove, Calif., voted Jan. 21 in favor of merging with CU of Southern California, Whittier. The credit union will serve more than 60,000 members in 11 locations and have nearly $760 million in assets. As of April 1, members of Golden West Cities FCU will have access to additional products and services, including extended weekday and Saturday hours, free mobile banking, remote deposit capture, individual retirement accounts and member business loans. CU of Southern California President/CEO Dave Gunderson will remain president/CEO while Golden West Cities FCU CEO Jaqueline Wadsworth will extend her retirement date and act in an advisory position for one year. The credit union will remain under the CU of Southern California name ...
  • ST. LOUIS (1/30/14)--Vantage CU, Bridgeton, Mo., is looking for an 18- to 25-year-old to be the Young and Free representative for St. Louis. Applications will be accepted until March 3. Applicants can enter by submitting a short YouTube video outlining what would make them the best Y&F Spokester, a blog post on a financially entertaining topic and a personal information form. A public vote will take place March 5-17, and eight contestants will move on to the final round. Applicants will then submit a final YouTube video and blog post and participate in a "Show Your Stuff" challenge. The winning Spokester will be a salaried employee of the $705 million-asset credit union and will participate in regional events and regularly create videos and blogs ...


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