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2017 Scholarship Application Now Available

January 6, 2017 – Carbondale, IL – SIU Credit Union is pleased to announce the launch of our 2017 Scholarship Program.   Each year SIU Credit Union offers graduating high school seniors enrolling into a two or four-year college; community college students transferring into a four-year university; or adult students returning to college the opportunity to apply for one of five $1,000 scholarships.

All applications for the 2017 Scholarship Program must be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 2017. Scholarship winners will be announced in May 2017.  To learn more, or to obtain a scholarship application, visit www.siucu.org/scholarship, call 618-457-3595, or stop by a local SIU Credit Union branch.

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Burd Promoted to Carbondale West Branch Manager

Eric Burd Promotion

Photo: Eric Burd, Carbondale West Branch Manager

December 5, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – Eric Burd has been promoted to Branch Manager at SIU Credit Union’s Carbondale West branch located at 1217 W. Main Street, according to Erica Pankey, Vice President of Operations.  Burd will be responsible for providing operational leadership to branch staff, including staff development and retention, and delivery of outstanding member service.

“I am excited to announce Eric’s promotion to branch manager. He has proven himself as a capable, valuable member of the SIU Credit Union team,” said Pankey.  “We know he is a dedicated leader that maintains the credit union’s community focus and provides excellent member service. We are eager to watch him grow in this new position.”

Burd was previously a Member Service Representative in the Marion and Energy branches and has more than 9 years of experience with financial institutions.  He is a 2001 graduate of John A. Logan College and a 2003 graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a BS in Social Science Education.  Additionally, he coaches youth soccer and volunteers for the Southern Illinois Heart Walk.

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Santa Claus Is Coming to SIU Credit Union

November 14, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – Holiday music and laughter will fill the air at all six SIU Credit Union branch locations this Christmas season. Families are invited to this free event for photos, light refreshments, and a special gift for children.  Don’t forget to bring letters to Santa and cameras or phones to take pictures.

Date & Locations

Metropolis | 704 E. Fifth St.
Tuesday, November 29 | 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm

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SIU Credit Union Announces Expansion Approval

November 1, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – SIU Credit Union has received approval from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to add thirteen additional Illinois counties to its field of membership.  SIU Credit Union can now offer credit union membership to individuals that live or work in Alexander, Clinton, Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Monroe, Pope, Pulaski, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, or White counties.

Membership Expansion

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New members interested in joining SIU Credit Union can visit www.siucu.org for more information on membership and financial services including online/mobile banking, checking and savings accounts, mortgages, auto loans, investments and more.

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Celebrate International Credit Union Day: The Authentic Difference

For more than 160 years, credit unions have put people before profit.

In the 1850s, hard times hit Germany, and people turned to each other for help. They removed small savings from under mattresses and started making reasonably priced loans to one another. These early credit unions were the model for all the credit unions that followed: not-for-profit, democratically controlled and community oriented. The principles that guided them then, guide credit unions today.

Celebrate - Filene Quote

In the 1920s, Edward Filene took cooperative finance to the next level in Boston, as a means of lifting working people out of debt and creating a better life. On January 17, 1927, the Credit Union League of Massachusetts celebrated the first official credit union holiday. January 17th is the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, America’s “Apostle of Thrift,” who credit union founders believed to symbolize the purpose and spirit of credit unions.

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SIU Credit Union Sponsors Knock Hunger Food Drive

Food and Monetary Donation Presented to Marion Ministerial Alliance

Carbondale, IL- August 11, 2016  With support from our staff, members, communities, and partners, the SIU Credit Union sponsored Knock Hunger Out of the Park food drive was a success. Approximately $7,500 in non-perishable food and monetary donations were collected to benefit the Marion Ministerial Alliance.

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“I’m very pleased that our staff put so much heart into this year’s Knock Hunger out of the Park food drive.  Everyone at SIU Credit Union is incredibly dedicated to making a difference in the communities that we serve,” said Karli Feldhake, Vice President of Marketing for SIU Credit Union. “We had a blast at Miners game and to top it off we surpassed our food drive goal!  Thank you to our staff, members, and community partners for their overwhelming support.”

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