COLUMBIA, S.C. (4/23/08)--The South Carolina Credit Union League (SCCUL) presented its first Laura M. Fleming Diversity Awards to Family Trust FCU and South Carolina FCU during the SSCUL and Affiliates Annual Meeting Saturday. Family Trust FCU, Rock Hill, received the award for its payday loan alternative program. Family Trust also partnered with United Way to host a poverty simulation program in York County at the credit union’s training facility. South Carolina FCU, Charleston, was recognized for promoting diversity through a cross-cultural job fair. More than 55 employees were involved, and more than 600 job-seekers from surrounding communities attended. “Between them, these two credit unions embody the complex nature of diversity as it relates to financial services,” SCCUL President/CEO Garry L. Parks said. “Family Trust has taken a particular interest in recognizing South Carolinians’ diverse needs and conditions, while South Carolina FCU has emphasized the value in having an organization that reflects and identifies with the citizens it serves.” The Laura M. Fleming award was introduced by the league’s diversity committee. It was named in memory of an exemplary credit union leader and recognizes South Carolina credit unions or organizations that exemplify diversity in the workplace.