AmeriCU Opens at Onondaga
Onondaga Community College and AmeriCU Credit Union today announced a multi-faceted partnership and the opening of a AmeriCU Financial Center on Campus. The partnership also includes:
- Financial literacy and non-credit education opportunities for students, employees and the community.
- Internship opportunities resulting in certification as an AmeriCU MSSII (Member Service Specialist II) while students earn their degree from Onondaga.
- Scholarships through Onondaga’s Community Scholars program and support for auxiliary student programs such as the College transit service, student athletics, and health and wellness activities.
The financial center is located in the Whitney Applied Technology Center and is open to all members of the campus and surrounding community. It is staffed primarily by AmeriCU professionals. As part of the partnership ATM’s will be placed in the Gordon Student Center, the SRC Arena and Events Center, and other convenient campus locations.
“We are thrilled with this partnership, its focus on students and their success, and the many ways in which it will benefit the entire campus and greater community,” said Onondaga President Dr. Casey Crabill. “AmeriCU’s commitment to educate students about financial literacy, offer internship opportunities that augment classroom learning, and provide support for the Community Scholars program at Onondaga will help to ensure that students are well-positioned to succeed in college, in the workplace and throughout their lifetime.”
“AmeriCU Credit Union is very excited to partner with such a progressive institution to pioneer a unique program in financial education. AmeriCU’s new financial center on Onondaga’s campus is a fully functioning branch serving AmeriCU’s members; however, it also serves as a unique financial education lab and teaching center, in which Onondaga students selected for the “AmeriCU Scholars” program will intern with our experienced managers. In this supervised, hands-on environment, students will learn many real-world applications of finance. Through this program, students will earn a degree from Onondaga, certification as a Member Service Specialist from AmeriCU Credit Union, and will gain valuable employment experience that will be very advantageous as they begin their careers in financial services.” Joe Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, AmeriCU Credit Union.