SRCUS

Scholarship established to honor the memory of Dale P. Phillips

DaleBizJanuary 6, 2021 — The Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools (SRCUS) organization is pleased to announce that a scholarship fund has been established to honor the memory of ardent SRCUS supporter and enthusiast Dale P. Phillips. The Dale P. Phillips Memorial Scholarship is a triennial scholarship which will be awarded to an incoming first-year student attending the Southeast CUNA Management School held at the University of Georgia.  This is three-year scholarship, administered by SRCUS, covers the cost of tuition, registration, transportation, and other items.

Dale Phillips was a man of a million smiles and of unending credit union knowledge. With more than 25 years’ experience in the credit union industry, Dale was admired by both colleagues and members alike for his vast knowledge, willingness to help, and genuinely caring personality. Dale stood behind the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” and valued the opportunity credit unions have to know their members on a personal level and provide a foundation for members’ financial success.

Dale began his SRCUS journey as a first-year student in 2016 and quickly became a friend to all; he never seemed to meet a stranger, and if he did, he got to know them and they became friends! Affectionately known as “Waldo” by his classmates, Dale served as Class Treasurer and was an active member of his class, always available to lend a hand with anything that was needed. In 2018, Dale completed the three-year program and upon graduation was awarded the prestigious Hugh Watson Award for leadership excellence. Dale loved his time at SRCUS, not only for the professional and personal development opportunities the program provided, but also for the relationships he developed with his classmates. And his classmates sincerely loved him.

Memorial contributions can be made to the scholarship by sending checks to SRCUS/Dale S. Phillips Scholarship,  Virginia Credit Union League, 1207 Fenwick Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

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About SRCUS: Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools (SRCUS) is a collaboration of seven southeastern credit union leagues, including the Carolinas Credit Union League, Kentucky Credit Union League, League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates, Louisiana Credit Union League, Mississippi Credit Union Association, Tennessee Credit Union League, and Virginia Credit Union League. Through collaboration with CUNA and Affiliates, the first SRCUS Management School was established in 1970. Since the school’s formation it has graduated over 1,100 credit union management professionals from 21 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to the management school, SRCUS also hosts an annual Director’s Conference, which provides a full range of informative educational sessions about critical issues important to today’s ever-changing financial industry for credit union directors and committee members. For more information, visit www.srcus.org.

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Media Contacts:

Lauren DeAngelis, Advisory Committee Chair

Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools

Phone 919.457.9059

Email ldeangelis@carolinasleague.org

 

Jennifer Green, Student Liaison/PR Coordinator

Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools

Phone 504.232.1720

Email jgreen@srcus.org