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DCUC Announces Four Winners of 2018 George E. Myers Scholarship

Monday, March 5, 2018  
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WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2018– The Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) announced the winners of the George E. Myers Scholarship for 2018 at this year’s Defense Matters Forum. Recipients of the $3500 scholarship were George DeLeon, Border FCU; Kareston Robinson, MAC FCU; Susanne Naweli, Schofield FCU; and Jane Carlson, Sentinel FCU.

George DeLeon has been with Border FCU since 2006 and serves as a Lending and Member Services Manager. He plans to attend the Credit Union Regulatory Compliance Introduction School held by CUNA.

Kareston Robinson has years of experience in the credit union industry and has represented MAC FCU since 2015 as a Training Director. She wants a stronger base knowledge of individual retirement products for her members and will pursue a Certified IRS Specialist (CIS) Certification.

Susanne Naweli has 18 years of experience with credit unions and has been with Schofield FCU for four months currently serving as an Administrative Officer. She wants to continue her financial education to assist her members in prospering during challenging economic times and will pursue the Western CUNA Management School.

Jane Carlson has worked for Sentinel FCU for 28 years beginning her career as a part time teller and now serves as the Vice President of Technology. She would like to learn more about day to day management of credit unions and will attend CUNA Management School.

The George E. Myers Scholarship was established in 1996 in honor of Col. George E. Myers, USA (Ret.). Colonel Myers was an Executive Director of the Council and selected to the first DCUC Hall of Honor in August 2000. The Fund’s purpose is to provide scholarships for volunteers, management, and/or staff of DCUC member credit unions so they can further their professional credit union education, knowledge and leadership skills.

Since 1997, DCUC has awarded 49 scholarships totaling almost $140,000 that have provided members an opportunity to partake in educational forums and classes (either at the State or National level) at virtually little or no cost to their credit union.


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