Purdue Federal Announces Student-Designed Debit Cards

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Darlene Beers
Marketing Manager
Nicole Thompson
Communications Specialist

West Lafayette, Ind. – August 31, 2011 – Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) announces a new way for the community to show school spirit for their favorite high school with custom, student-designed debit cards for Benton Central, Central Catholic, Faith Christian and McCutcheon high schools.

            The cards are original designs created by Benton Central student Caleb Owens, Central Catholic student Nathan Budny, Faith Christian student Theodora Yu and McCutcheon student Travis Baugh for a high-school debit card design contest hosted by Purdue Federal. The winning designs exhibit school spirit and were voted upon by the schools’ communities. Each winner received a $500 Purdue Federal Visa® gift card.

            The four new card designs as well as designs for Harrison and Jefferson high schools are available at Purdue Federal branches from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 9 a.m.-Noon on Saturday. Current checking account members may stop by any branch or call 765.497.3328 or 800.627.3328 to switch to a new card design at no charge. Other interested individuals may apply for a checking account with debit card at any branch, by phone, or online at

About Purdue Federal

Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) was founded on the Purdue University campus in 1969. The credit union opened the area’s first in-school financial institution in January 2005 at Lafayette Jefferson High School and the area’s second in-school financial institution in September 2008 at William Henry Harrison High School. Purdue Federal’s membership base includes students, faculty and staff, and communities where Purdue University and its regional campuses operate. Purdue Federal is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than 60,000 members worldwide and assets of nearly $700 million.

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