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Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions to welcome 25 new ICUDEs

Four continents represented in Class of 2024

MADISON, WI (May 1, 2024)Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) on July 23 will recognize 25 awardees from four continents as the International Credit Union Development Educator (ICUDE) Class of 2024 at the Global DE Social event held in conjunction with the 2024 World Credit Union Conference (WCUC 2024) in Boston (USA).

A diverse group of professionals from across the international credit union movement met the four required criteria to qualify for this unique designation.

The ICUDE Class of 2024 is comprised of:

Africa

  • Triza Magreta, MUDI Savings and Credit Cooperative (Malawi)
  • Bernand Bingab, UEW Credit Union/Ghana Cooperative Credit Unions Association (Ghana)
  • Joan Atuhurra, African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Association (ACCOSCA), Uganda

Caribbean 

  • Austin Brown, Community & Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union, Ltd., Jamaica
  • Naddian Damier, National Co-operative Credit Union Limited, Dominica
  • Kerry Ann McCollin, United Enterprise Credit Union Ltd., Barbados
  • Carlos Rochester, United Enterprise Credit Union Ltd., Barbados

Pending the completion of one of the criteria before the awards ceremony, pre-approved applications from the Caribbean include:

  • Heather Thurab Schulz, UWI Credit Union Co-operative Society Ltd., Trinidad & Tobago
  • Melaine Campbell, Co-operative Credit Union League, Jamaica
  • Kimberley Lindo, Co-operative Credit Union League, Jamaica
  • Nicole Hicks-Smith, Clico Credit Union, Trinidad & Tobago

United States

  • Mike Reuter, Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU)
  • Jenefer Machovina, TruStage
  • Laura K Eblen, Mazuma Credit Union
  • Chad Helminak, Credit Unions Executives Society (CUES)
  • Chris Court’s, Service 1st Federal Credit Union
  • Martha Rozen, OneAZ Credit Union

Pending the completion of one of the criteria before the awards ceremony, pre-approved applications from the United States include:

  • Merry Pateuk, PSCU/Co-Op Solutions
  • Jason Merz-Prickett, Upward Credit Union
  • Wongelawit Worabo, Associated Credit Union

Europe

  • Dr. Manuela von Goler, AAA Auctor Actor Advisor GmbH, Germany
  • Christine Barretto, Health Service Staffs Credit Union, Ireland
  • Rob Lovesey, Serve and Protect Credit Union, United Kingdom
  • Catherine Davenport, Capital Credit Union, Scotland
  • Billy Doyle, Dundalk Credit Union, Ireland

Each of the 25 designees will be welcomed and recognized by the Global Development Educator (DE) community during WCUC 2024 at WFCU’s inaugural Global DE Social, on Tuesday, July 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Harpoon Brewery in Boston.

Click here to add the DE Social event to your WCUC 2024 registration and find more information on how to participate in the awards ceremony.

WFCU coordinates the ICUDE application and review process in partnership with the seven active CUDE programs worldwide. These program partners are:

Africa DE (ADE) – Coordinated by the Africa Confederation of Co-operative Savings & Credit Associations (ACCOSCA)

Asia DE (ACDE) – Coordinated by the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU)

Canada DE – Coordinated by Saint Mary’s University

Caribbean DE – Coordinated by Melvin Edwards

European DE (DEEU) – Coordinated by Robert Kelly & Donald Urquhart

Philippines DE (PHDE) – Coordinated by Dudz Samson and VICTO National

United States DE – Coordinated by the National Credit Union Foundation

Becoming an ICUDE requires each applicant to complete their home country’s DE program, in addition to three other criteria.

Credit Union Development Educators commit themselves to living the cooperative principles embedded in the global credit union movement and within each country that is home to credit unions.

Click here for more information on the ICUDE as the designation evolves.


About Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU)

The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, as the strategic partner of the World Council, bridges gaps impacting credit unions' ability to grow and advance financial inclusion worldwide. Our commitment to provide global credit union journeys augments our shared vision with World Council's of realizing a vibrant and growing global credit union movement. Worldwide Foundation's philanthropy advances World Council's technical capacity to strengthen credit union systems that advance financial inclusion to underserved communities.

Contacts

Rachel Miller
E-mail: rmiller@woccu.org
Phone: 608-395-2036

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