Campus Federal's 2012 Financial Education Accomplishments
For Immediate Release
Baton Rouge, LA - January 08, 2013
In partnership with its sponsor, LSU, Campus Federal held its Workplace Financial Literacy Graduation ceremony on Monday, December 17, 2012. Twenty-two LSU facility service employees from the LSU A&M and School of Veterinary Medicine campuses were recognized for completing Campus Federal's 18-week Financial Literacy program. This marks the 8th graduating class since inception of the program in 2005. To date, over 200 LSU employees have completed the program.
In addition, Campus Federal conducted 152 Financial Education seminars to 5,637 individuals throughout 2012. These free seminars focus on educating the public on key principals for attaining homeownership, saving money by learning to pay yourself first, understanding the dangers of credit card debt, important principals on maintaining a budget, techniques to avoid pay day lending services, and many other important financial education topics.
Since the launch of the financial education curriculum in 2005, Campus Federal has touched more than 45,000 individuals who have participated in the program, says Ron Moreau, vice president of business development and community. Moreau says the program's success is directly related to the tireless leadership of our business development manager for financial education, Blaine Grimes.
I'm blessed to work for an organization that understands the importance of helping others in the community and can say without a doubt that helping others improve their quality of life through better financial management is only part of my passion and commitment to community, says Blaine Grimes. During the 2012 graduation ceremony, Grimes shared a quote that was told to him by the great and legendary Muhammad Ali that provides for some of his motivation to help others on a daily basis, "If you are not on this earth to help people, what is your purpose for living?"
Campus Federal provides in-class seminars and offers an online financial education curriculum, Money Coach, online at www.campusfederal.org. These programs are offered at no cost and are designed to help members of the community with improving their financial acumen. As a credit union with an underserved designation in our charter, the credit union is dedicated to helping others improve their financial well-being.
For more information on Campus Federal's Financial Education program please contact Blaine Grimes at 225-769-8841.
Pictured in photo: Front row from left to right: Dana McCoy, Joshua Guillard, Shanice Cage, Mayor Holden, Joseph Samuel, Dwain Maple, Sr. Standing from left to right: Syble Sneed, Stacey Broadway, Gregory Mulkey, Leroy Williams, Tammy Butler, Cedric Coston, DeAndre Williams, Paula Jackson, Chris Arrington, Kelan Bridgewater, Bobbie Jackson, Henry Hives, Travis Franklin, Reginald Allen. Not pictured: Demetris Butler, Kimberly McWilliams, Elizabeth Ponder and Jessica Williams.
About Campus Federal Credit Union
Campus Federal is a progressive financial institution providing flexible, competitive financial and related products to meet consumer and business needs by providing world-class second to none service. Formed in 1934 by seven employees of Louisiana State University, Campus Federal is financially sound and has grown to over 38,000 memberships and seven (7) locations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport.