Credit Union Student Choice to Host Virtual Empower U Conference

Credit Union Student Choice, the leading provider of higher education financing solutions to America’s credit unions, will host its 8th annual Empower U conference virtually on September 15th, 22nd, and 29th. The events are free and open to all credit unions, not just current Student Choice clients.

“This year’s event will include two popular veteran Empower U speakers, as well as a session focused on student lending growth opportunities,” said Michael Weber, Chief Marketing Officer for Student Choice. “With midterm elections and federal student loans making headlines daily, and credit unions always on the search for loan and member growth opportunities, we’re excited to have Bill Hampel and James Bergeron analyze economic trends and what’s happening on Capitol Hill, while tapping into credit union executives to share their insight on unique growth opportunities.”

Each event will feature expert presentations mixed with informational question and answer sessions:

  • September 15, 2022, from 1:00-2:30pm ET:  Economic Outlook — Presented by Bill Hampel, Economic Consultant/Former Chief Economist and Chief Policy Officer, CUNA
  • September 22, 2022, from 2:00-3:30pm ET:  Student Lending Growth Opportunities – Representatives from Student Choice and client credit unions, including UMassFive College FCU, American Airlines FCU, and Utilities Employees CU
  • September 29, 2022, from 2:00-3:30pm ET:  Higher Education Financing Legislative Forecast —Presented by James Bergeron, President of the National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) and Scott Patterson, President/CEO of Credit Union Student Choice

“Empower U provides insight into not only into the student loan marketplace, but also what is happening at a national level regarding higher education legislation and broader economic trends,” said Weber. “We’re looking forward to another successful event full of valuable information for credit unions.”

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