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Published: Jun 8, 2017

MSUFCU's Whitney Anderson-Harrell Recognized with Greater Lansing ATHENA Award Chief Community Development Officer receives Young Professional Leadership Award

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSUFCU is proud to announce that its Chief Community Development Officer, Whitney Anderson-Harrell, was selected as a recipient of the Greater Lansing ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, presented by the Lansing/East Lansing Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.  


The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recognizes an emerging woman leader who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in her business or profession; provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community; and clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally. Anderson-Harrell will be honored at the 7th Annual White Rose Gala on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the University Club of MSU. 


Anderson-Harrell commented, “It’s humbling to be recognized for this award and all it represents. I am honored to help support the development of those within our community through mentoring and involvement initiatives and hope that I am able to positively impact others’ lives and contribute to making our community a better place to live and work.”


“I am proud of Whitney in her many accomplishments and achievements relating to this award,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU’s President/CEO. “Whitney spends numerous hours in the community mentoring students and creating paths for future success, contributing to a better community for us all. She epitomizes the spirit of the ATHENA award.”

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic survival of their community. 


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, and their families worldwide, in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by MSU professors, MSUFCU has 17 branches, over 235,000 members, more than $3.56 billion in assets, and over 750 employees. In 2016, MSUFCU was recognized as the #1 Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press, as well as one of Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads. Also in 2016, MSUFCU was selected as one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, receiving the Michigan Business Professional Association’s top honor of Elite Overall – Best of the Best award. MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence, and was recognized in 2016 as fifth in the nation for its financial education program by the National Youth Involvement Board. In 2017, the Credit Union was named as Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League.