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Lehigh University welcomes Pennsylvania-based credit union PSECU to campus

HARRISBURG, PA (April 16, 2018)Tomorrow, Lehigh University will welcome the addition of a Financial Education Center operated by PSECU, Pennsylvania’s largest credit union and the official credit union of Lehigh Athletics, to the university’s newly renovated Building C on the Mountaintop Campus. The event, which will include a tour of the center, remarks from the organizations’ leadership, a check presentation, a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, and refreshments, will begin at 11 a.m.

“PSECU’s Financial Education Centers aim to give students the resources they need to manage the financial challenges unique to the college experience. They also offer students access to a financial institution that can make a positive impact on their lives long after they graduate because, like we tell our students, ‘once a member, always a member,’” said PSECU President Greg Smith. “It’s really about helping people build a foundation for financial success. The college years are a pivotal time to start that process.”

Since 2000, PSECU has been forging strong relationships with educational partners across Pennsylvania, making strategic investments that benefit all campus community members, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Lehigh University location is the credit union’s 24th Financial Education Center.

“We’re pleased to welcome PSECU and their Financial Education Center to Lehigh’s campus and look forward to the partnership,” said Patricia A. Johnson, Vice President of Finance and Administration for Lehigh University.

In addition to providing financial services, PSECU is committed to engaging with the Lehigh University community through student internship opportunities and financial education workshops. PSECU’s paid on-campus internship opportunities will be available to students who are interested in gaining real-world experience in areas such as marketing and business operations. The financial education workshops will be open to members of the campus who are interested in learning more about managing their finances.

Already, five Lehigh University students have been offered paid, part-time internship positions to staff the PSECU Financial Education Center. The students will work alongside Candice Richards, PSECU’s Community Manager at Lehigh University.

“Our campus locations are also staffed by PSECU-hired student interns that are overseen by a professional Community Manager so they can best help their peers,” explained Mike Verotsky, PSECU Director of University Development. “From paid internships and online resources, to financial education seminars and student scholarships, PSECU makes significant investments in the growth and development of young individuals so they are better prepared for what’s to come before entering the workforce – and what comes after.”

The location of the PSECU Financial Education Center in Lehigh University’s Building C is fitting as the building serves as the hub for the university’s Data X initiative dedicated to innovation in computing and data analytics. Also focused on technology, PSECU operates primarily in the digital space by providing its more than 430,000 members with cutting-edge electronic banking services through mobile and online platforms.

Three PSECU ATMs are also resources available at Lehigh University. They are located at the Mountaintop Campus (accepts deposits), Taylor Gym, and Stabler Arena.

Lehigh University students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to visit the PSECU Financial Education Center located in Building C on the Mountaintop Campus to learn more.

Lehigh University will welcome the addition of a PSECU Financial Education Center on April 17.


About PSECU

Opened in 1934, PSECU was founded by 22 ordinary people who pooled $90 and made an extraordinary commitment to each other: To create a financial institution where collective resources benefit all members. Today, PSECU continues that legacy as Pennsylvania’s digital-first credit union, with $8 billion in assets, an economic impact of over $700 million, more than 590,000 members, and a convenient anytime, anywhere banking model. For more information about PSECU, visit psecu.com. PSECU has been recognized as a Best-In-State Credit Union by Forbes, a Best Credit Union by GOBankingRates, a Best Bank by Money.com, and one of America’s Best Banks by Newsweek. View its Year In Review to learn how PSECU contributes to the greater good. 

About Lehigh University

Lehigh University, located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley and in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia, is a premier private residential research university. We are ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year, and our four colleges have earned a reputation for their entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to learning. Most of our students – undergraduate and graduate – live on campus, allowing research and discovery to happen almost anywhere. Today, more than 75,000 alumni from around the world have earned a Lehigh diploma, and nearly 97% of last year’s graduates have gone on to find career-related opportunities just six months after leaving campus.

Contacts

Kate Moyer
(717) 777-2254
kmoyer@psecu.com

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