SRP and USCA Team Up for New Financial Program

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North Augusta, SC – SRP Federal Credit Union will fund a new program named the SRP Pacer $mart Program to cultivate financial success for students at the University of South Carolina Aiken. 

The purpose of the SRP Pacer $mart Program is to enhance training and financial progression. “The goal is to take students from their current financial knowledge to the next level,” said Dr. Nancy Albers, Dean of the School of Business Administration at USCA. “This partnership allows us to develop a co-branded interactive classroom learning environment. The classroom should be complete by the start of the fall semester and supports teaching with technology and experience. We believe it will facilitate learning and retention for lifelong financial wellbeing.”  

USCA’s School of Business Administration has a proven track record of preparing students for professional success, as well as emphasizing the importance of individuals and businesses focused on having a positive community impact,” said SRP FCU’s CEO Eric Jenkins.

 

As the former CEO of Education Credit Union in Amarillo, Texas, Jenkins said they partnered with West Texas A&M University to offer a similar program for their students. “I was able to witness first-hand how much value was created for students because of the university and credit union collaborating to provide financial success tools,” he said.

 

SRP FCU regularly works with members that are in challenging financial situations due to mistakes they made early in adulthood. “Through Pacer $mart, we will help students not only avoid these costly types of financial mistakes, but also teach them how to make the right decisions, which will lead to financial success,” Jenkins said.

 

Pacer $mart will also share financial success content with K-12 students through various programming opportunities including dual enrollment. “This is a great opportunity for the School of Business Administration to step in and help deliver this to the local school systems,” Albers said. “I believe this partnership creates an important and timely program that aligns with the School of Business Administration’s initiatives to provide a positive impact on our community.”

  
In Spring 2024, the School of Business Administration was able to launch a new personal money management course supporting the program. The course objectives are to teach students tools for personal financial success, including short-term plans, such as successfully paying for their education, and long-term plans, such as owning a home and avoiding excessive debt. Students in the course have the opportunity to achieve an Intuit certification in personal finance.

 

 


Voted Best Place to Work and Best Credit Union by Cyber City Awards in 2023, SRP Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Augusta, SC and provides financial services to more than 190,000 members. For more information on SRP Federal Credit Union, visit www.srpfcu.org.

 

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Augusta, GA  – For the 2023-2024 academic year, Tawanaca Williams, SRP Federal Credit Union’s Financial Services Engagement Developer, conducted engaging financial literacy sessions with the Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) class. As part of this initiative, students were encouraged to save unwrapped Happy Meal toys, receiving $1 for each toy collected. SRP proudly awarded each student with a minimum of $25 for their efforts. Pastor Goodman of Tabernacle Baptist Church also matched SRP’s donations for the students.

 

Throughout the year, the students learned a special song about money, and it was performed it at their recent graduation ceremony. We believe this collaboration has been immensely beneficial for the students, instilling valuable financial habits from an early age.

 

“We believe in financial education for every age at SRP,” says Mr. Eric Jenkins, CEO of SRP Federal Credit Union. “Introducing these young students to money and the concept of saving will be useful to them as they grow older. It was a pleasure to partner with Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Pre-K class and to generate excitement as they learned.”

 

 


Voted Best Place to Work and Best Credit Union by Cyber City Awards in 2023, SRP Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Augusta, SC and provides financial services to more than 190,000 members. For more information on SRP Federal Credit Union, visit www.srpfcu.org.

 

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North Augusta, SC – SRP Federal Credit Union hosted its semi-annual Member Appreciation weekend in April, featuring a variety of events.

 

On Friday, April 19th, Movie Night took place on the Pavilion Lawn at the Administration  Center, showcasing the Super Mario Bros. Movie. A record 236 attendees enjoyed hot dogs straight from the SRP mobile grill, along with popcorn, drinks, and enjoyed additional entertainment such as face painting, balloon animals, a photo booth, light-up toys, and SRP promotional items.

 

The following day, Saturday, April 20th, saw another record-breaking turnout at Shred Fest, also at the SRP Administration Center. 516 cars were served during the drive-through event, and an impressive 38,880 pounds of paper documents were collected and shredded onsite. This is equivalent to saving 466 trees, 496 BTUs in energy usage, and reducing 22,900 pounds of solid waste. The event made a significant positive impact on the community and the environment.

 

Both events were assisted by almost fifty dedicated SRP team-member volunteers who ensured the events ran smoothly and with a friendly smile. The weekend was a huge success and there is already building anticipation for our next Member Appreciation weekend in October.

 

“The extraordinary community participation for our Member Appreciation weekends continue to grow,” states Eric Jenkins, CEO of SRP Federal Credit Union. “The increasing number of members attending the family-friendly movie night and using the shred service offered attests to a need for these types of events in our area, and SRP is honored to meet these needs.”

 

 


Voted Best Place to Work and Best Credit Union by Cyber City Awards in 2023, SRP Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Augusta, SC and provides financial services to more than 190,000 members. For more information on SRP Federal Credit Union, visit www.srpfcu.org.

 

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North Augusta, SC - SRP Federal Credit Union was recently part of local Board of Education meetings to present checks for the monies donated to each district as part of the High School Affinity School Debit Card Program last year. The Aiken County Public School district in Aiken, SC was awarded a check totaling $256,658.70, with nine schools participating in the program. The Columbia County School System in Evans, GA was also presented a check in the amount of $47,797.80, with five participating schools.

 

The Affinity School Debit Card Program began in 2018 to assist participating area high schools with funding. Each participating high school designs its own card, and every time the card is used, the school receives a donation. The schools are free to use the funds any way they wish, and they receive payments quarterly. These payments have been useful in the counties we serve, where funding has been used for various needs like computers, team uniforms, teacher certifications, incentives for students to improve their grades, and more. 

 

“SRP is always thrilled to be able to assist our local schools through the High School Affinity Debit Card program,” says Eric Jenkins, CEO of SRP Federal Credit Union. “The support the community has shown their schools has been phenomenal. With every swipe of their Affinity Debit Card, cardholders help their chosen school be able to secure extra funding for things they may not receive otherwise. We are excited that as the program grows SRP can continue to champion our local students and schools for many years to come.”

 

 


Voted Best Place to Work and Best Credit Union by Cyber City Awards in 2023, SRP Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Augusta, SC and provides financial services to more than 190,000 members. For more information on SRP Federal Credit Union, visit www.srpfcu.org.

 

                                   

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North Augusta, SC – SRP Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of two team members into recently created leadership roles. Mr. Andrew Boley has been named the Director of Continuous Improvements, and Ms. Ebony Smith the Director of Member Experience.

Andrew Boley 
Director of Continuous Improvements

As the Director of Continuous Improvements, Mr. Boley’s primary responsibilities will be to drive team-member focused and process-based business transformation by creating consistent team member experiences and internal process improvement across all member servicing channels to include branch locations, the contact center, and the virtual experience department.

 

Mr. Boley began his career with SRP FCU in 2015 as a teller and worked his way up as a member service representative, assistant branch manager, and branch manager. His last position was a branch manager at the Grovetown branch. Mr. Boley is a 2024 Leadership Columbia County graduate.

Ebony Smith
Director of Member Experience

As the Director of Member Experience, Ms. Smith’s primary responsibilities will be to work across the business to enhance member service and seek new ways to promote consistent, superior experiences that reflect the values of the organization. Additionally, she will drive consistent member experiences across all member-facing channels to include multiple branch locations, the contact center, and the virtual experience department.

 

Ms. Smith has been with SRP FCU for six years, beginning as an assistant branch manager. She was branch manager at the Augusta West branch prior to her promotion. Ms. Smith received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia Military College, and in 2023 received her Financial Counseling Certification from the Credit Union Nation Association.”

 

“We are very excited to announce the creation and filling of these new leadership positions,” states Eric Jenkins, CEO of SRP Federal Credit Union. “This investment further demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the service our members receive across all delivery channels.”

 

“Andrew and Ebony have proven to be focused on ensuring that our members receive the best experience possible,” he continues. “Their dedication to leading teams that deliver exceptional service, make them excellent choices for these new leadership roles. We look forward to seeing their accomplishments as they move forward in their careers.” 

 


Voted Best Place to Work and Best Credit Union by Cyber City Awards in 2023, SRP Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Augusta, SC and provides financial services to more than 190,000 members. For more information on SRP Federal Credit Union, visit www.srpfcu.org.

 

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Atlanta, Ga. – Recently at the Cobb County Galleria in Atlanta, Ga. the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia held their annual Gold Awards. During this celebration two SRP Federal Credit Union team members were acknowledged.

 

Mr. Wade Radtke, Senior Residential Mortgage Originator, and Mr. Josh Richardson, Mortgage Loan Originator, were awarded the Platinum Award through the Mortgage Bankers Association recognizing their outstanding dedication to their home buyers as well as a total loan volume of over $10 million in loans closed.

 

The Mortgage Bankers Association is a trade association composed of mortgage lenders, brokers, and industry associates dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the mortgage banking correspondent system.

 

“We are extremely proud to see Wade and Josh recognized for their work by another organization,” says Mr. Eric Jenkins, CEO of SRP Federal Credit Union. “But our greatest source of pride is knowing that they, and our entire mortgage team, are providing our area home buyers the best possible service while guiding them through an outstanding milestone in their life. My congratulations to both Wade and Josh on their Platinum Award and a job well done.”

 

 

Voted Best Place to Work and Best Credit Union by Cyber City Awards in 2023, SRP Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Augusta, SC and provides financial services to more than 190,000 members. For more information on SRP Federal Credit Union, visit www.srpfcu.org.

This article is for informational purposes only.  Membership Required.  SRP is federally insured by NCUA.

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North Augusta, SC – SRP Federal Credit Union is pleased to welcome Mrs. Shana Reid to the SRP team as Chief Development Officer. Her primary responsibilities in this role include the direction, management, and performance of the Community Development, Marketing, Human Resources, and Employee Learning and Development departments in accordance with SRP’s overall business plan and strategic direction.

 

Mrs. Reid was previously employed with Georgia Military College where she served as Vice President of Community College Operations, providing leadership to community colleges across the state of GA. In her extensive career, she has also served as Vice President of Operations and as a Regional Manager in other organizations.

 

Mrs. Reid is a native of Atlanta, GA. As a military spouse, Augusta, GA. was their last military stop, and they decided to make it their home. They have lived in the area for the past twenty years.

 

Mrs. Reid received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, and an Executive MBA from Regent University. She also studied at the University of Reading in Reading, England and the University of Oxford in Oxford, England while living abroad.

 

“Mrs. Reid has over two decades of Executive-level multi-unit Operations experience in both corporate institutions and the public sector,” states Mr. Eric Jenkins, CEO of SRP Federal Credit Union. “Her proven track record of improving operational efficiency and profitability as well as years of experience in resource management and business development, make her an excellent choice for this position.”

 

“I am excited to join the SRP team,” says Mrs. Reid. “I love the SRP philosophy, mission, and vision of making a difference in the lives of others, and it is important to me to join a team where I can give back. With SRP, I can combine my passion for business excellence with contributing to our community.”

 

Voted Best Place to Work and Best Credit Union by Cyber City Awards in 2023, SRP Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Augusta, SC and provides financial services to more than 190,000 members. For more information on SRP Federal Credit Union, visit www.srpfcu.org.

This article is for informational purposes only.  Membership Required.  SRP is federally insured by NCUA.