Altura’s Tina Covington receives Chamber Award recognizing excellent service

RIVERSIDE, CA (July 16, 2015) — Altura Credit Union Vice President of Sales and Business Development Tina Covington was recently recognized with an award  for her successful chairmanship of the Corona-Norco Unified School District’s annual Career Day.  The Chairman’s Award of Excellence Service was presented by the Corona Chamber of Commerce at a special luncheon that honored local military personnel.

The Corona Expo and Career Day is a collaborative event sponsored by the local school district, chamber and Altura Credit Union. It was created to assist students with all aspects of job-hunting, including writing an effective resume, completing a job application and preparing for a successful job interview.

In addition to chairing the event, Covington also conducted the “Interview Skills Tool Kit” workshop. Covington said of career day, “It is a terrific way to make a difference in a student’s life. It was exciting to help prepare the students for their future careers.”

More than 650 students participated at nine Corona-Norco high schools. In addition to Covington, three other Altura staff – AJ Warner, Denise Hunt and Sonia Gil – assisted students with resume writing. Covington also recruited local staffing agencies to review resumes and provide positive feedback to assist the 140 students preparing for mock interviews with a variety of businesses in the community.

“Altura’s commitment to the community and education enables me to fulfill my passion, lead by example, and show others how they also can contribute and make a difference,” Covington added.

Photo Caption: Tina Covington, vice president of Sales and Business Development, Altura Credit Union, receives the Chairman’s Award of Excellence Service from Jerry Wilson, immediate past chairman of the Corona Chamber of Commerce. She was recognized for hersuccessful leadership of the Corona Expo and Career Day for local high school students. The event, jointly sponsored by the Chamber, Altura Credit Union and the Corona-Norco Unified School District, is designed to help students develop job-hunting skills.

Altura Credit Union is very proud of its 58 years of service to Members in the Inland Empire.  Altura is a past-recipient of the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE), the state’s equivalent of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  Today, Altura Credit Union has nearly 84,000 Members and more than $799 million intotal assets.  For more information on Altura, visit our website,, or call 1-888-883-7228.

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