MADISON, Wis. (9/11/09)--The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Community Development Credit Union (CDCU) Institute with the graduation of 13 students in the Institute's ninth graduating class Aug. 14, in Madison, Wis. Developed in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University's School of Community Economic Development and with support from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the CDCU Institute is a training program for the board and staff of CDCUs and other credit unions interested in serving low-income and underserved communities more effectively. "The current economic environment has been especially challenging for credit unions serving low- and moderate-income people,” said Pamela Owens, Federation director of education and training. “With credit union resources stretched to the limit, it will be the best trained credit unions that are able to take advantage of the growth opportunities around them.” This year’s graduates include:
* Cecil Anderson, Central Oklahoma FCU, Davenport, Okla.; * Kathie Black, Inspire Community Development FCU, Battle Creek, Mich.; * Winston Brumfield, AME Church FCU, Baton Rouge, La.; * Thom Dellwo, Cooperative Federal CU, Syracuse, N.Y.; * Nathan Farrior, Generations Community CU, Durham, N.C.; * Cindy Harrison, Straits Area FCU, Cheboygan, Mich.; * Brenda Kyser, Triumph Baptist FCU, Philadelphia, Pa.; * Vanessa Lowe, National Credit Union Administration, Alexandria, Va.; * Regina Martin, AME Church FCU, New Orleans, La.; * Frances Morris, Citizens Choice FCU, Natchez, Miss.; * Permelia Murphy, Citizens Choice FCU, Natchez, Miss.; * Stacey Woiderski, Straits Area FCU, Cheboygan, Mich.; and * DeAndre L. Zachery, Shreveport FCU, Shreveport, La.