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EAST LANSING, MI — MSU Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that it was named 2014 Federal Credit Union of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) among credit unions with more than $250 million in assets. MSUFCU and other winners in NAFCU’s 2014 Annual Awards Competition will be honored in conjunction with NAFCU’s 47th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in Las Vegas, July 22-26.
In the past year, MSUFCU has reached many milestones. From reaching $2.5 billion in assets, to saving members more than $7.7 million in interest, the year has been full of successes. MSUFCU also expanded a longtime partnership with Oakland University to establish Oakland University Credit Union, a registered trade name of MSUFCU, and merged with Eaton County Educational Credit Union (ECECU), gaining the MSUFCU Charlotte Branch this year.
On top of providing superior service to members throughout the year, MSUFCU employees also worked to make a difference in the community through financial education, charitable giving, and volunteering. MSUFCU hosted financial education seminars for more than 3,000 individuals, including members, students, and local youth, promoting financial wellness in the community. In the past year, Credit Union employees also supported local charities, including the Help A Willing Kid Foundation (H.A.W.K.), Capital Area United Way, and Relay for Life. Employees raised more than $110,000 in total through raffles, cookie sales, supply drives, and payroll deductions. In addition to fundraising activities, Credit Union employees also donated countless hours of their time, volunteering in a number of different ways throughout the year.
“In my 41 years with the Credit Union, the past year has been one of the best,” said Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have seen great changes and great accomplishments that led us to receiving this award, all of which would not have been possible without the support and loyalty of our employees and members.”
"This tremendous honor for MSUFCU comes as the MSUFCU board announces Pat McPharlin's retirement and the transfer of leadership to April Clobes. This well-deserved recognition for the credit union is a fitting tribute to Pat, April and the whole MSUFCU team,” Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates CEO David Adams said.
MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal - and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has thirteen branches, over 184,000 members, more than $2.6 billion in assets, and over 600 employees.
EAST LANSING, MI — Patrick McPharlin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MSU Federal Credit Union, is pleased to announce the promotions of Samantha Amburgey to Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Dennis Dorogi to Vice President of Remote Services.
Samantha Amburgey has been with MSUFCU since July 2004, where she previously served as Senior Vice President of Remote Services before being promoted to MSUFCU’s Chief Information Officer. Amburgey has held a variety of positions with the Credit Union, previously serving as an eServices Manager, before becoming the Vice President of eCommerce and eServices, where she was responsible for overseeing these departments. As CIO, Amburgey’s role will expand even further, as she will take the lead in moving MSUFCU forward with the advancing technology of the times. She received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Dennis Dorogi has worked at MSUFCU since September 2008, formerly working as the Assistant Vice President of Remote Services before being promoted to the Vice President of Remote Services. Dorogi has served in a number of different positions within the Credit Union, previously working in eServices, the call center, and branches. In his new role, he will oversee MSUFCU’s eServices and Call Center departments. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Economics from Eastern Michigan University.
“Ms. Amburgey and Mr. Dorogi will use their extensive experience in their departments and their great abilities to manage these departments, to lead the technology of the future of the Credit Union and provide superior service to members,” said Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal - and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has thirteen branches, over 183,000 members, more than $2.6 billion in assets, and over 600 employees.