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* JOLIET, Ill. (9/15/08)--JT CU, the first student-run credit union in a Will County, Ill., high school, opened two branches at Joliet West High School and Joliet Central High School Sept. 3 and 5. JT CU is a collaboration among Prairie Trail CU, Joliet Township High School District 204, Will County Regional Superintendent of Education Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, and County Treasurer Pat McGuire. "Our goal is to help teach students the basics of money management and bring the value of mainstream banking to life by giving each student a solid foundation on which to make financial decisions for the future," said Prairie Trail CU President/CEO Matthew Thraen. Pictured at Joliet West's grand opening are: from left, Joliet West student Shonteese Booker; Joliet Central student Teonta Pruitt; JTCU Branch Supervisor Deanna Wolff; and Joliet West Business Management and Information Systems Coordinator Greta Lesnial.(Photo provided by the Illinois Credit Union League) … * ALBUQUERQUE (9/15/08)--Kirtland FCU in Albuquerque was named as the 2007 Outstanding Air Force Credit Union, by the Air Force. KFCU competed against 26 other credit unions from all over the world. According to Col. Michael Duvall, 377th Air Base Wing commander, the credit union is an "invaluable partner with Team Kirtland and is clearly committed to improving the quality of life of Kirtland personnel." KFCU offers financial education to Team Kirtland members through regular briefings, educational workshops and First Term Airman briefings. It also offers deployment loans, loan extensions and educational support programs for deployed personnel and their families … * ABERDEEN, Md.(9/15/08)--Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU (APGFCU)
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members and employees donated thousands of new school supplies during the credit union's annual Back to School Supply Drive. The supplies will be distributed this month to its partner schools in Harford and Cecil County, Md. Students will receive new backpacks, lunch bags, notebooks, crayons, pencils, rulers, protractors, glue sticks and more. Pictured with some of the supplies is APGFCU's education team. (Photo provided by Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU) … * NEW CASTLE, Dela. (9/15/08)--Elmeretta Frederick, former credit union manager and Delaware Credit Union League board chairman, died Sept. 6, the league has learned (Together> Sept. 12). She was former manager of a credit union she helped organize for Teamsters' Local 306 in 1971. Frederick stayed in that position until the credit union merged with Chryco Newark FCU (now American Spirit) in 1986. She served several positions with the league, including acting managing director in 1978. She also was a teller and later manager of DPL FCU before her retirement …


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