Alumnus of the Year

Melanie Kennedy with Janine McBee and James Tuggle
Pictured from left are Janine McBee, SCMS director, Cornerstone Credit Union League; Melanie Kennedy, 2019 SCMS Alumnus of the Year and president/CEO of Southwest Financial FCU; and James Tuggle, Cornerstone Credit Union League chair and president/CEO of Transtar FCU.

Who will be the 2021 SCMS Alumnus of the Year?

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 SCMSAA Alumnus of the Year.

The Alumnus of the Year Leadership Award is presented to an individual who:

  • Is an active supporter of SCMS and the Alumni Association;
  • Demonstrates the ideals of the credit union philosophy; and
  • Is a recognized leader.

Current students and alumni are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 SCMS Alumnus of the Year. Nominations must be received by May 1, 2021. Click here for the nomination form.

Previous Recipients:

  • 2019: Melanie Kennedy
  • 2018: Gary Parker
  • 2017: Mike Kloiber and Craig Tabor
  • 2016: Shawn Bailey
  • 2015: Jack McAdoo
  • 2014: Sammy Shanafelt
  • 2013: Steve Rasmussen
  • 2012: Gregg Bynum and Ron Fipps
  • 2011: Val Atkins
  • 2010: Kitty Casey
  • 2009: Pamela Stephens
  • 2008: Lily Newfarmer
  • 2007: Kathi Gill
  • 2006: Dale Roberts
  • 2005: Anita Linzten
  • 2004: Wes Davis
  • 2003: Terry McCormick
  • 2002: Dean Borland and Gary Davis
  • 2001: Sharon McKinzie
  • 2000: Sandy Smith
  • 1999: J.L. Wagoner
  • 1998: Linda Mann
  • 1997: Gary Tuma
  • 1996: Karen Houston
  • 1995: Marty Ochsner
  • 1994: Neva Goodpastor
  • 1993: Fern Cook
  • 1992: James Gibson and Gary Janacek
  • 1991: Ruby Weinholt
  • 1990: Barbara Clore
  • 1989: Odell Dancak
  • 1988: Jimmy Sasser
 
 
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