FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (5/4/11)--The Texas Credit Union Foundation presented its annual FOCUS Awards during a ceremony at the Texas Credit Union League's 77th Annual Meeting & Expo in Austin last week (LoneStar Leaguer
May 3). The awards recognize champions of financial literacy in the Texas credit union movement "for the difference they are making within the lives of their members and communities," said Courtney Nickles, the foundation's executive director. Awards went to:
* Individual award, Sherry Cassidy, manager of public relations and financial education at In Touch CU, Plano, for her advocacy and implementation of financial education in local schools; * Credit union award, Amarillo (Texas) Community FCU, for improving financial education among youth and adults; * Organization award, San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants; and * FOCUS member award, Victor Garza, Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas.