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Five Star partner with Wallace Community College to offer one-year scholarship

winner with five star staff

Celebrating a recent scholarship award are, from left: Tyler Beck, Five Star SVP/COO; Victoria Duhaime; Dr. Tracy Brooks, Wallace Community College; and Bob Steensma, Five Star CEO.

Wallace Community College, in a partnership with Five Star Credit Union, has awarded a full one-year scholarship to Victoria Duhaime. The scholarship covers her tuition for the 2018-2019 school year. She has maintained 4.0 grade point average while being named to the President’s List twice, as well as being a member of the Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta honor societies. Duhaime volunteers with the Tumbleweed Ranch in a Life Savers program helping children with special needs.

Duhaime, who is studying art and plans to pursue a career in the art and film industry, was chosen from 331 scholarship applications. This is the second year for the Five Star Student Scholarship. Five Star also sponsors financial education in 20 schools in its footprint stretching from Dothan, AL, to Brunswick, GA.


Palm Beach Chapter holds meet and greet with state lawmakers

Meet and greet

Discussing credit union issues recently are, from left: Sen. Bobby Powell, Rep. Matt Willhite, Rep. David Silvers, LSCU’s Jared Ross, Rep. Gayle Harrell, Rep-elect Tina Polsky, and Candidate Ellen Baker.

The LSCU’s Palm Beach Chapter hosted state lawmakers at a legislative meet and greet on Sept. 24. Credit union advocates had the opportunity to discuss priority issues while also building relationships with representatives and senators from the Palm Beach legislative delegation.

This event was an excellent way to share the credit union story and emphasize the benefits credit unions provide to their local communities.




Naheola CU joins Career Fair at the University of West Alabama 

meet and greet at boothNaheola Credit Union participated in a Career Fair at the University of West Alabama recently. Students learned more about the Credit Union industry and Naheola Credit Union through an interactive quiz. Students that participated in the quiz were entered in for a chance to a win a $50 gift card.




IBMSECU plans Shred Days for South Florida branches 

The $1.10 billion IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union announces Shred Days at four of their South Florida branches during the month of October.  The 2017 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, found that $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion and 13.1 million victims a year earlier. In the past six years identity thieves have stolen more than $107 billion. Spread the word about the importance of shredding documents, and enter to win a $50 gift card at


Locations and dates of the Shred Days are:

Delray Beach Branch
1000 NW 17th Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33445
Monday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cypress Creek Branch
1500 NW 62nd St., Ste. 308, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Military Trail Branch
2901A N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

West Palm Beach Branch
3301 Gun Club Road, Building 2-B, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.