MADISON, Wis. (6/8/10)--The National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) has selected eight credit union professionals for its annual scholarships, aiding the volunteer network’s objective to promote leadership development related to youth services and financial education. The awards cover conference and education fees. Five winners will go to the NYIB 2010 Annual Conference July 26-29 in St. Louis; one to The 1 Credit Union Conference, hosted by the Credit Union National Association and the World Council of Credit Unions July 11-14 in Las Vegas; and two to the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) Training program. Winners will be recognized at the 2010 NYIB Annual Conference. Delegate of the Year and Volunteer of the Year also will be announced. Three credit union professionals received NYIB Regional Scholarships:
* Kim Beaulieu, community education specialist at Jeanne D’Arc CU, Lowell, Mass., East Region Scholarship; * Jennifer Remes, marketing coordinator at Arsenal CU, Arnold, Mo., Central Region Scholarship; and * Cori Frauendiener, director of education partnerships at MaPS CU, Salem, Ore., West Region Scholarship.
Colin Ryan, financial literacy coordinator at the Vermont Credit Union League, South Burlington, Vt., will attend the NYIB Annual Conference on the Robert L. Curry Scholarship and Award. Ryan’s involvement fits closely with the principles of leadership development exemplified by award namesake Robert L. Curry, former president/CEO of CUNA Mutual Group. Another NYIB Conference participant--Leticia Icmat of Shreveport FCU, Shreveport, La.--will attend with the “Serving the Underserved” Scholarship. The award recognizes individuals working with credit unions that serve low-income or underserved markets. Theresa Hilinski, training director at Virivia CU, Philadelphia, will attend The 1 Credit Union Conference, this year’s combination of the America’s Credit Union Conference and the World Credit Union Conference. Kelli Martin, business development representative at Chesterfield FCU, Midlothian, Va., and Lisa Farnen, vice president of marketing at Electro Savings CU, St. Louis, will participate in CUDE Training organized by NCUF, which hosts the next session Aug. 11-18 at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island, Wash. For more information, use the link.