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SE CUNA Management School ditches ropes for folks
ATHENS, Ga. (6/29/09)--This year, third-year students at Southeast CUNA Management School in Athens, Ga., decided to “ditch the ropes to help folks” by forgoing a planned ropes course and participating in a community service project (Athens-Banner Herald June 25). The class normally participates in a ropes course, and while the students like the ropes course, this year they wanted to give back, Jennifer Green, assistant vice president of the Louisiana Credit Union League, told News Now. The students, who gathered in Athens, Ga., for CUNA Management school, worked to promote a credit-repair class to reach Athens residents. The CreditAbility class was held June 18, with 30 credit union professionals helping 29 residents. The professionals taught the basics of credit and budgeting, and met privately to review credit reports and discuss financial concerns with the residents. Melanie Lankau, a University of Georgia professor and adviser for Southeast CUNA Management School, helped organize the project, Green said. The group’s efforts also were noted by Cathi Watkins of the Athens Banner-Herald, who wrote a column last week thanking the students for their help. “We deeply appreciate the outreach to our community from this group, which convenes here from across the Southeast,” Watkins wrote. “The endeavor was a gift to the Athens community.”
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