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MS Graduates, Recognitions from 2022 SRCUS CUNA Management School

The Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools (SRCUS) and the Mississippi Credit Union Association congratulate three credit union professionals who are 2022 graduates from the Southeast CUNA Management School:

  • Lauren Cox, Jackson Area FCU
  • Mia Mason, Mutual CU
  • Bobbie Nichols, Community Partners FCU

Lauren Cox
Jackson Area FCU

Mia Mason
Mutual CU

Bobbie Nichols
Community Partners FCU

Graduation from Southeast CUNA Management School is recognized throughout the credit union industry as a prestigious mark of achievement. Helping mold future credit union leaders, the curriculum develops students’ operational, managerial and leadership abilities as they receive advanced academic instruction on a variety of topics including management, leadership, and financial analysis. Cox, Mason, and Nichols were among 34 distinguished credit union professionals who graduated on June 17 after successful completion of the three-year program, which is held at the University of Georgia in Athens.

In addition to the three 3rd Year Student graduates, 2022 SRCUS CUNA Management School students included:

2nd Year Students

  • Justin Branstetter, Meridian Mutual FCU
  • Thomas Curtis, Keesler FCU
  • Kimberly Guyton, Triangle FCU
  • Holly Spears, Mississippi FCU

1st Year Students

  • Matt Jackson, Singing River FCU
  • Tori Shoemaker, 1st Mississippi FCU

2022 Mississippi SRCUS CUNA Management School students with Charles Elliott, MSCUA President/CEO

Recognition & Awards

Mia Mason, Mutual CU, received the inaugural Tom McWilliams Service to SRCUS Award. Read more about this distinguished honor here.

Kimberly Guyton, Triangle FCU, and Holly Spears, Mississippi FCU, each received an Excellence Award for their 2nd year projects in the under $775M in assets category.

Thomas Curtis, Keesler FCU, was recognized as a member of the winning debate team.  Curtis’ team earned a victory defending the negative stance of the 2022 debate topic “Mergers Do More Harm than Good to the Credit Union Movement.” (Watch the debate on SRCUS’ Facebook Page.)

Tori Shoemaker, 1st Mississippi FCU, was elected by fellow first-year class members to serve as hospitality co-chair throughout the three years in the school.

Kimberly Guyton, Triangle FCU, and Craig Piercy, SRCUS academic advisor

Holly Spears, Mississippi FCU, and Craig Piercy, SRCUS academic advisor

Thomas Curtis, Keesler FCU (second from right) and the 2022 winning debate team.

Since 1970, Southeast CUNA Management School has equipped graduates with the skills and knowledge to meet the leadership challenges that arise in the credit union industry. The curriculum develops students’ operational, managerial and leadership abilities as they receive advanced academic instruction on a variety of topics including management, leadership, and financial analysis. Students also apply the knowledge gained from the on-site sessions to projects that require strategic analysis of their respective credit unions and research of relevant issues facing the credit union industry. Learn more at srcus.org.

Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools (SRCUS) is a collaboration of seven southeastern credit union leagues, including the Carolinas Credit Union League, Kentucky Credit Union League, League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates, Louisiana Credit Union League, Mississippi Credit Union Association, Tennessee Credit Union League, and Virginia Credit Union League.

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