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* SALT LAKE CITY (10/24/08)--Mountain America CU (MACU) hosted six Votkinsk, Russia, leaders participating in an Open World Program "Women as Leaders" visit to West Jordan, Utah, Votkinsk's sister city. Attending a luncheon at the credit union Oct. 7 were
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Olga Pyankova, director, Votkinsk Municipal Fund for Small Business Support; Nataliya Nikitina, deputy head, Education Department, Votkinsk City; Yuliya Durova, correspondent with Autoradio Votkinsk; Yekaterina Mikryukova, educational psychologist, Republic Center for Complex Social-Psychological Aid to Youth; Nataliya Sterkhova, leading specialist for Religious Ethic Relations, Culture, Sport and Youth Policy, Votkinsk City; and Viktoria Kabatyuk, English teacher from Karelia and group facilitator. Also attending were West Jordan Chamber President Craig Dearing; West Jordan Mayor David Newton, and Salt Lake County Mayor Peter. Here, the group poses with MACU representatives Brent Lawrence, Annette Zimmerman and Denise Dubcek. (Photo provided by Mountain America CU) … * ALBANY, N.Y. (10/24/08)--Tony Schilling, financial education specialist for the New York Credit Union Foundation received the 2008 Hobart H. Conover Friend of Business Education Award from the Business Teachers Association of New York State for supporting business and marketing education in New York schools. The award recognizes his contributions as a member of the New York State Education Department for 21 years and his promotion this past year of the foundation's financial literacy programs to business teachers in the state … * BATON ROUGE, La. (10/24/08)--Michele Merle Lacour, chief growth officer at LA DOTD FCU, Baton Rouge, died Tuesday at the age of 40, reported the Louisiana Credit Union League (eNews Oct. 23). She was involved in the credit union movement at the local, state and national levels, and was active in many outreach programs benefiting youth, including the opening of in-school branches in Baton Rouge and implementing financial literacy programs. She managed six grants from the National Credit Union Foundation for the credit union the past three years. Through her efforts, LA DOTD FCU received the national Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy Award from the Credit Union National Association. She is survived by her husband, parents, one son, and sister. Visitation is today at 10 a.m. followed by service at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Baton Rouge …


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