Georgia United Credit Union holds grand opening & ribbon-cutting at student-run McDonough Branch on June 1

DULUTH, GA (June 7, 2016) — Georgia United Credit Union held Open House at their newest branch location at 401 E. Tomlinson Street in McDonough with local dignitaries, refreshments and giveaways. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially welcome the community to this unique branch location.

Georgia United’s McDonough Branch is a student-run, full service branch. It is housed within The Academy for Advanced Studies (AAS) located on the campus of Henry County High School. This partnership between the Academy for Advanced Studies, the Henry Country Board of Education and Georgia United is the first financial service/education partnership of its kind in Georgia.

Students who are part of the Academy for Advanced Studies (and those who have participated in, or completed, finance-related Career and Technical Education pathways) can enroll in the work-based learning program to gainreal-world career experience. Students work alongside Georgia United employees, to build their knowledge, skills and professional aptitude for the financial services industry.


Photo (L-R): Annette Edwards, Board of Education; Donna McBride, Board of Education; Mayor Billy Copeland; David Gill, Henry County Chamber President; John Uesseler, CEO, Academy for Advanced Studies; Senator Rick Jefferies, District 17; Debbie Smith, CEO, Georgia United; Tony Pritchett, Assistant to Superintendent, Heny County Schools; Tom Cochran, Georgia United Board Member; Herschell Arant, AAS Board Chair; Meg Norrell, Georgia United Branch Manager; Shawn Turpin, Georgia United SVP Sales & Service.

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.8 billion in assets and over 150,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit to learn more.


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