BEAVERTON, Ore. (10/17/08)--The Credit Union Association of Oregon (CUAO) announced the Distinguished Service, Young Credit Union Professional and Heidemann Scholar Award recipients for this year. The recipients were honored during CUAO’s annual meeting and convention Oct. 8. Mark Turnham, CEO, NW Priority CU, Portland, received the Distinguished Service Award. He has served as his chapter’s president for 15 years, served as a CUAO board member and on the nominating committee, and resides on the governmental affairs committee. Terry Gavin, Unitus Community CU, Portland, received the Volunteer of the Year award. He has volunteered for 25 years and has served as board chair. Paul Kirkbride, vice president of credit services, Unitus Community CU, received the Young Professional Award. He has developed consumer friendly products and held seminars on financial responsibility. Matt Stephenson, chief financial officer, Rogue FCU, Medford, received the Heidemann Scholar Award. He graduated from Western CUNA Management School this year and is the fifth person in the history of the program to graduate with highest honors.