Scholarships Announced for 2016 CU Recovery Collection Academy

  • Written by dorothy drake

CU Recovery and The Loan Service Center, the #1 collection resource for credit unions, is pleased to announce the award of $7,200.00 in scholarships to its Fall 2016 Collection Academy. 8 scholarships were awarded to credit unions based on their submission about the goals of their collection department and how their professional development would help achieve those goals. Recipients will receive Collection Academy tuition, lodging at the host hotel, and will be recognized during the 2.5 day conference.

Wendy Elieff, Vice President of Sales and Service, stated: “The quality of the submissions was so exceptional this year that it was difficult to choose. Each of the winners demonstrated a commitment to professional development as a way to better serve their credit union members resolve debt.”

Scholarship winners:

GerieLin Carpenter, Atlantic City Federal Credit Union – Lander, WY
Joshua Hansen, Campus USA Credit Union – Jonesville, FL
Jennifer Herniak, Via Credit Union – Marion, IN
John Huddle, Carolina Federal Credit Union – Cherryville, NC
Becky Ives, Suskiyou Central Credit Union – Yreka, CA
Josh Nelson, AOD Federal Credit Union – Bynum, AL
Penny Spradley, Pelican State Credit Union – Cherryville, NC
Chris Wagner, City Credit Union – Independence, MO

The recipients’ reaction to winning the scholarship was excitement for the opportunity to be a part of the 2016 Collection Academy. Penny Spradley from Pelican State Credit Union said “With humble gratitude and honor, from the bottom of my heart, I am truly grateful. Thank you very much for such a wonderful opportunity.”


About CU Recovery & the Loan Service Center
Serving over 2600 credit union since 1990 CU Recovery, Inc. is a full service collection agency, working exclusively for credit unions, dedicated to maximizing recoveries on charged off loans. The Loan Service Center, Inc. provides staffing solutions for credit union collection departments to minimize losses on their delinquent active loan portfolio. The CU Recovery Collection Academy is held in October of each year and is a resource for continuing education to assure the success of Credit Union collection departments in meeting their member service and delinquency reduction goals. For more information: