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Credit union staff wins top honor

DuPont Community Credit Union’s staff development team has been awarded the coveted Training Professional of the Year Merit or Elly Award by the Credit Union National Association.

Exceptional credit union trainers and training programs were honored during an awards presentation at the 2010 CUNA Experience Learning Live conference recently in San Diego. The Elly (Experience Learning Live) awards are the only national awards presented to credit union trainers to recognize outstanding efforts and achievements in the area of professional staff development.

“We are very proud of our staff development team for being honored for their hard work by receiving this national recognition,” said Jackie Cason, DCCU’s vice president of human resources. “Our staff development coordinators play a vital role in DCCU’s success in serving our members.”

DCCU’s staff development mission is to partner and collaborate to develop employees to their maximum potential through training and development programs designed to meet the needs of the organization and employee to ensure member satisfaction. Staff development coordinators Bridget Wood, Heather May, and Sandy Griffin were recognized as a department with the award for their teamwork and innovative training program for 2010.

The Training Professional of the Year award recognizes achievements of a visionary credit union training professional or department for exceptional contributions to the learning and performance development of credit union staff.

DCCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative and was founded in 1959. The Credit Union currently has over 56,000 members, and over $727 Million in assets. DCCU operates nine branches in the Central Shenandoah Valley region. Online at

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