HARRISBURG, Pa. (12/28/11)--Funding from the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation helped make possible the recent opening of the state's 43rd student credit union branch.
Funding from the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation helped make possible the recent opening of a student branch at Wyoming Valley West Senior High School, Edwardsville, Pa.. Pictured from left are, Irv Dereemer, assistant. school superintendent; Ronald G. Jeffrey, president, Wyoming Valley West FCU; Erin Keating, principal, Wyoming Valley West Senior High School; David Tosh, secondary school adviser; Paul Appel, CEO, Wyoming Valley West FCU. (Photo provided by Pennsylvania Credit Union Association.)
The branch was opened by Wyoming Valley West FCU at Wyoming Valley West Senior High School, Edwardsville, Pa., said the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) (Life is a Highway
Joe Wambach, foundation executive director, and John P. Kebles, manager of the REAL Solutions program, represented the PCUA at the ceremonies.
Paul Appel, CEO, Wyoming Valley West FCU, thanked the foundation for its grant of $10,000 which made it possible to open the student branch in 2011, earlier than expected.
Erin Keating, principal of the high school, said the credit union would begin classroom education during the second semester, complementing an already active financial education program among business students and through Junior Achievement.
Wyoming Valley School District Assistant Superintendent Irv Dereemer spoke about the possibility of an additional student branch becoming a reality in the middle school so that students can receive practical instruction on financial education at an earlier age.