Defense Credit Union Council announces three winners of 2015 George E. Myers Scholarship

WASHINGTON, DC (March 3, 2016) — The Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) announced the winners of the George E. Myers Scholarship for 2015 at this year’s Defense Issues. Recipients of the $3500 scholarship were Mary Lou Carn, Keys FCU, Key West, FL; Alida Helgerman, Border FCU, Del Rio, TX; and Heather Price, NAS JRB CU, New Orleans, LA.

Mary Lou Carn is the Marketing Director at Keys FCU, creating and executing all aspects of marketing, public relations and community activities for the credit union. Carn also serves as the credit union liaison to the local Navy base support systems. Carn plans to attend DCUC’s 53rd Annual Conference to gain exposure to industry experts, new ideas, leadership training and new trends.

Alida Helgerman is the Marketing/Public Relations Manager at Border FCU. Helgerman also represents Border FCU in numerous civic organizations in the Del Rio community. Helgerman plans to attend the CUNA Marketing Management School to better reach out to the credit union’s thirteen counties and serve the underserved.

Heather Price is the Community Relations Officer who supports and attends numerous on-base events on behalf of the credit union. In her free time, Price volunteers as an Ombudsman for a US Navy Squadron – VFA 204. Price plans to attend Year 2 of the CUNA Marketing Management School to further enhance her understanding of how marketing can affect her credit union and learn new tools to utilize.

The George E. Myers Scholarship was established in 1996 in honor of Col. George E. Myers, USA (Ret.). Colonel Myers was an Executive Director of the Council and selected to the first DCUC Hall of Honor, along with DCUC’s Founding Fathers, in August 2000. The Fund’s purpose is to provide scholarships for volunteers, management, and/or staff of DCUC member credit unions so they can further their professional credit union education, knowledge and leadership skills.

About Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC)

The Defense Credit Union Council is the premier resource for credit unions on all military and veteran matters. By maintaining a close and constant liaison with the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and NCUA, the Council champions the interests of credit unions serving our military and veteran communities by coordinating policy, procedures, and legislation impacting morale and welfare, financial readiness, and the delivery of quality financial products and services. Organized in 1963, the Council’s membership is comprised of 180 credit unions with over 30 million members. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charlotte Randall at


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