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Applications due for DATCU junior board

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DATCU Credit Union recognizes the importance of developing young business leaders with a heart for service and volunteerism.

In 2012, DATCU created their first junior board of directors to help local students further develop leadership, gain insight about the credit union and financial industry and promote community service.

The program was previously for Denton-area students only, but this year it will be open for the first time to students in Decatur and Lewisville.

Last year’s program was successful and led to DATCU’s being awarded the prestigious Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility.

“We received outstanding feedback and are so excited to expand our junior board program. While these bright, young leaders will be gaining valuable business knowledge to complement their lives, just as important, they will be making a difference in the service of others,” said Pat Sherman, DATCU’s vice president of business development.

To apply, visit datcu.org/about us. Requirements include being a high school senior graduating in May 2015, mandatory attendance at four meetings during the school year and submission of an application on or before Thursday, Aug. 28. All applicants will be selected by an external committee and will receive a $250 scholarship to be used toward higher education.

DATCU Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for profit financial institution founded in 1936. They currently serve more than 77,000 members with assets in excess of $700 million and have 10 branch locations.

Membership is open to anyone living or working in Denton, Cooke, Wise, Montague or Clay Counties.

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