Clinchfield Federal Credit Union is excited to announce a Partnership for Education with Unicoi County High School for the support and the enrichment of the financial education process. Partnerships for education promote educational opportunities, develop a better-trained workforce and strengthen the economic system.
Clinchfield Federal Credit Union CEO Sandy Lingerfelt was on hand to cut the ribbon with some very special guests. There was a group of more than 20 people to open the newest branch. Joining Lingerfelt and the students of Unicoi High School were members of Clinchfield Federal Credit Union’s Board, including Chairman of the Board Paul C. Monk, Unicoi County Schools Director John English, former Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch, and special guest U.S. Congressman Phil Roe. Also in attendance representing Clinchfield Federal Credit Union were Senior Vice President of Marketing & IT Allison Anderson, Business Development Representative April Simmons, Senior Vice President of Operations Amy Banks, Vice President of Compliance Erica Nicholson, and CEO’s Administrative Assistant Julie Bradford.
“This is a great idea,” Roe said. “It is important to teach financial literacy as early as you can. Roe wasn’t the only one who praised Lingerfelt ’s idea. “What a great idea,” English said. “We appreciate everybody at Clinchfield for bringing it to us. Anytime we can work together and teach the students things like financial literacy, it’s a good thing. Thank you again for your partnership and all that you do.”
Clinchfield Federal Credit Union recognizes the importance of educational partnerships and is excited for the opportunity to serve the young adults in the community with a UCHS Student Branch! Clinchfield FCU will be able to open savings accounts, allow students and faculty to make deposits, small withdrawals, as well as offer financial education to help students build a strong foundation for their financial well-being. The student branch is currently available every Thursday during lunch hours in the commons area.