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LAFCU awards scholarships to Mason, Owosso high school seniors

Michigan Business Network
June 13, 2016 5:00 PM

LAFCU awards $5,000 in scholarships to Mason, Owosso high school seniors

Recipients select charity food programs for $500 donations

Lansing, Mich. June 13, 2016 – LAFCU has awarded the 2016 “Write to Educate” $2,500 college scholarships to two high school seniors bound for Lansing Community College (LCC) and Baker College of Owosso this fall.

            Mason High School senior Jenelle McCoy, daughter of Kevin and Lynn McCoy, of Mason, will pursue an Associate in Arts at LCC with the intention to transfer to a four-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree, majoring in sports management.

Owosso High School senior Kaycee Ogle, daughter of Jeffery and Kimberly Ogle, of Owosso, will pursue a bachelor’s degree in pre-occupational therapy at Baker College to become an occupational therapist.

As a part of their scholarship awards, McCoy and Ogle each selected a charity to receive a $500 donation from LAFCU. McCoy chose the Greater Lansing Food Bank; Ogle supported the food and nutrition programs at the Salvation Army Owosso.

The scholarship recipients were selected based on a one-page essay about an improvement the applicant could implement at their high school before they graduate that would also benefit the community.

“Reading applications for this scholarship is extremely inspiring,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU senior vice president of marketing. “Jenelle and Kaycee identified ways they could positively impact their communities, which is in line with LAFCU’s longstanding ‘people helping people’ mission. They proved that the power of one can be mighty.”

While in high school, McCoy had observed the effects of cancer on six of her classmates and helped support them emotionally. This experience inspired her to suggest a memorial for the three students who lost their battles with this deadly disease, but who never gave up.

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LAFCU letters offer Michigan artists a unique opportunity

Michigan Business Network
June 1, 2016 4:43 PM

 

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LAFCU employee named first Eaton Rapids Business Employee of the Year

Michigan Business Network
May 26, 2016 2:25 PM

EATON RAPIDS, Mich., May 26, 2016

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU employee Teri Krupa, of Eaton Rapids, has been honored as the first Eaton Rapids Business Employee of the Year by the Eaton Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce (ERACC).

            “We created this award to recognize individuals who excel in their roles, whether by bringing a positive attitude to the workplace, performing at a high level, or taking on added responsibilities to help both themselves and the business grow,” said Teresa Pienta, ERACC executive director. “Teri and future honorees should know they represent the best of Eaton Rapids – not only on behalf of their employer, but also on behalf of our community. Their good deeds are not going unnoticed.”

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LAFCU Extends Deadline for College Scholarship Applications to April 29

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2016 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has extended the deadline for one of its college scholarship programs to Friday, April 29. The 2016 “Write to Educate Essay Contest” awards two $2,500 college scholarships to high school seniors and allows them to each select a local charity to receive a $500 donation from LAFCU.

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LAFCU Board Names Patrick Spyke CEO

Michigan Business Network
March 16, 2016 3:15 PM

LANSING, Mich. — The board of directors of LAFCU has announced the appointment of Patrick Spyke to the position of CEO effective April 1, 2016, following the retirement of Robin Frucci.
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LAFCU Employees Earn National Electronic Payments Accreditation

Michigan Business Network
March 9, 2016 10:15 AM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU employees Amy Parker and Terri Klein Gove have earned the designation of Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA).

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Giant LAFCU Letters Garner 2016 Michigan Innovation Award

Michigan Business Network
February 15, 2016 10:23 AM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has won the 2016 Innovation Award from the Michigan Credit Union League for its 6-foot-tall letters that are part of a marketing campaign aptly titled “Down to the Letter.”

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LAFCU Branch Office Open in St. Johns

Michigan Business Network
April 27, 2015 6:47 PM

ST. JOHNS, Mich. – LAFCU has opened the doors to its new St. Johns branch office, located at 2317 S. U.S. Highway Business 127, also known as Old U.S. Highway 27, south of Townsend Road. The office is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.  A grand opening event is planned for May.

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