The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members, through the member-funded SECU Foundation, presented scholarships to Mary Dickey and Rodney Mobley, both students studying at Stanly Community College (SCC). Mary Dickey is currently studying for a Nursing Degree, and Rodney Mobley is studying for a Human Services Technology Degree.
The SECU Foundation established a two-year scholarship program in 2004 to help North Carolina students achieve academic success through the community college system. Based on the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping People®,” these scholarships recognize the recipient’s leadership, character and integrity, community involvement, and scholastic achievement. Scholarship funds will be applied to tuition and other expenses associated with their community college education over four consecutive semesters.
Kelly Caudle, State Employees’ Credit Union’s local Advisory Board member and IT Academy Program Head at Stanly Community College, noted, “My fellow SECU members and I remain dedicated to helping North Carolina students succeed in their pursuit of higher education through our state’s outstanding community college system. SECU Foundation’s ‘People Helping People’ Scholarship program will help open the door for these deserving individuals as they seek to discover their passions and challenge themselves to make a difference in the lives of others. As a representative of SECU’s membership, it gives me great pleasure to award these scholarships to Mary Dickey and Rodney Mobley.”
Annually, SECU members provide two $5,000 “People Helping People” Scholarships to each of the 58 community colleges in North Carolina through the SECU Foundation scholarship program. To date, over $8 million has been awarded to help the State’s community college students further their education.
SCC Human Services Technology student Rodney Mobley (left) accepts the SECU Scholarship
from Chris Peterkin, Financial Services Officer I, State Employees’ Credit Union, Albemarle Branch #52.
Pictured (L-R): Steve Brown, Senior Vice President, State Employees' Credit Union, Albemarle Branch # 52 and Broker in Charge,
presents SCC Nursing student Mary Dickey with the SECU Scholarship, along with Kelly Caudle, SECU’s local Advisory Board member
and IT Academy Program Head at Stanly Community College.