SAN DIEGO (8/8/13)--The National Youth Involvement Board honored two credit union professionals and awarded three scholarships at its 2013 Annual Conference in San Diego last week.
NYIB named Teresa Shively, education specialist at Gesa CU, Richland, Wash., as the 2013 Delegate of the Year. Shively coordinates and serves as community liaison for Gesa's high school and community outreach programs. The programs encompass seven student-operated high school branches, financial education workshops in local high schools and colleges, and seminars for both teens and adults.
Shively also serves on three school district Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees, is a member of the Northwest Credit Union Association Education Committee and is Gesa's Junior Achievement executive ambassador.
NYIB's Outstanding Volunteer of the Year is Nate Gillen, director of education at Weokie CU, Oklahoma City, Okla. Gillen has overseen 810 classroom presentations and taught 721 presentations personally. Together his team reached 3,539 students during the 2012-2013 school year. He also is actively involved in other community groups, including the Weokie Foundation.
The three scholarships awarded at the conference support the volunteer network's objective of promoting leadership development related to youth advocacy and financial education.
The North and South Regional scholarships were awarded to Natalie McLaughlin from Community Financial CU, Plymouth, Mich., and Caroline Barragan from Pima FCU, Tucson, Ariz., respectively.
The third scholarship, for serving the underserved, was awarded to Kim Beaulieu from Jeanne D'Arc CU in Boston.