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March 12, 2013: MSUFCU Member Receives Complete Floor-to-Ceiling Room Makeover

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Published: Mar 12, 2013

MSUFCU Member Receives Complete Floor-to-Ceiling Room Makeover

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EAST LANSING, MI—MSUFCU’s Ideal Room Makeover Contest offered MSUFCU members the opportunity to enter to win a complete room makeover, plus $1,000 toward the winner’s MSUFCU Visa Credit Card. Contest entrants submitted applications with personal statements about why MSUFCU should select them to win a room makeover along with a photograph of the room that could most use renovation.


Elizabeth DaFoe of DeWitt, MI, was selected from eighty entrants as the grand prize winner. DaFoe received new furniture, flooring, window treatments, and lighting courtesy of Christensen’s Furniture and O’Leary Interiors. Kelly Patterson of Brookline, MA, was selected as the out-of-state contest winner and received $1,000 toward her MSUFCU Visa Credit Card.


Four entrants who were not selected as winners in the first phase of the Ideal Room Makeover Contest received a second opportunity to win. Three entrants were featured on MSUFCU’s website, and members were able to vote for the runner-up winners. These winners all received money toward their MSUFCU Visa Credit Cards: Marie Rea won $750, Jenelle Schneider won $500, and Dereck Wellspeigel won $250. An additional “second-chance” winner, Jessica McNally, was randomly selected from all entrants to win $1,000 toward her MSUFCU Visa Credit Card.


Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “MSUFCU’s Ideal Room Makeover Contest received a terrific response from our members and our community. We are happy to provide this opportunity to enhance some of our members’ homes and create better living spaces for their families. This contest is just one example of how MSUFCU helps our members to achieve their goals and dreams.”


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 eleven branches, over 169,000 members, more than $2.3 billion in assets, and over 490 employees.