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SECU Scholarships Awarded


State Employees Credit Union members, through the member-funded SECU Foundation, have awarded scholarships to six students at Bladen Community College.


Based on the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”, these scholarships recognize the students’ leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. Scholarship funds will be applied to tuition and other expenses associated with their community college education.


State Employees Credit Union local advisory board member Cynthia McKoy comments, “My fellow SECU members and I are dedicated to helping students succeed in their pursuit of higher education. The SECU “People Helping People” Scholarship Program allows us the opportunity to provide resources for many deserving individuals to attain their educational goals through our state’s excellent community college system. As a representative of the SECU, I am very pleased to award these scholarships.”


Recipients of the scholarships are Pamela Starlette Araujo-Lunsford, Marlina Locklear, Courtney Hunt, Mary Taylor, Rhonda Johnson and Tracey Smith.



Pictured from left to right are BCC director for emergency medical and fire services Donald Bryan, State Employees Credit Union branch manager Lindsay Chadwick, scholarship recipient Pamela Starlette Araujo-Lunsford, and associate vice president for academic services Cynthia McKoy.

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