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* SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (12/13/10)--Bill Myers has been named interim CEO at Santa Cruz (Calif.) Community CU. Myers formerly was founder/CEO of Alternatives FCU, a community development credit union in Ithaca, N.Y. He served there 28 years until his retirement. Myers succeeds Ginger McNally. Santa Cruz Community CU, which reported a $647,000 loss during first quarter and a decline in loan volume, has assets of $86 million. (Santa Cruz Dec. 9) … * LIVONIA, Mich. (12/13/10)--Livonia (Mich.) Public Schools' Cooper
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Elementary, which has nearly 700 fifth and sixth grade students, celebrated the opening of its student credit union, Cooper Coyote branch, in partnership with Co-op Services CU. Students can continue using existing accounts they established at credit unions in their former schools at Hayes and Cleveland Elementary. Ninety students applied, and 24 were hired and trained to help operate the student credit union. The branch is named for the school's mascot, and the credit union's mascot is Rock Star Saver. "This is a very hands-on program that gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of math skills," said Jeremy Cybulski, youth and community development coordinator for Co-op Services CU. Pictured are six of the credit union's 24 student team members: from left, Camryn Zurawski, David Werk, Emma Polcyn, Hallee Ellefson, Angelina DiPonio (front) and Veronica Garrick.(Photo provided by Co-op Services CU) … * PITTSBURGH, Pa.(12/13/10)--Wayne J. Sherman, 78, who was president and chairman of the board at PATA FCU, Pittsburgh, died Tuesday. He had held that position since 1986. Sherman also was owner of Dean Honda for three decades, a past president of Pittsburgh Auto Trade Association and a member of National Association of Auto Dealers (NADA). Services were Friday. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dec. 9) …

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