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The CUaware Protégé Competition is an opportunity for credit unions and chapters to: recognize the value and potential in rising professionals age 35 and under; enhance chapter programming and credit union interest; reinforce cooperative principles and credit union philosophy; and support CUaware and the league’s investment in developing leadership.
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Download any of the following materials to use in your communications at chapter meetings or credit union functions. Some of the PDF files are customized so chapters can set individual deadlines.
Reminder: One (1) nominee per league-affiliated credit union can go on to compete in the chapter-level competition! All chapter participants will complete a standard essay and give a five-minute oral presentation from a range of available topics. Then one (1) winner from each chapter will go on to compete for the title, presenting their oral presentation and completing a proctored exam at the League's conference in January!
Tommy Lentz | 2018 Protégé
“The CUaware Protégé Competition was a great experience and personal achievement I will always remember. I encourage all young professionals to participate in this competition. I am confident they will learn more about the credit union movement and themselves in the process.”
Paul Narcisse | 2016 Protégé
“It was amazing to be a part of an experience I will treasure for a lifetime. Participating in this helped me realize that public speaking is something I am actually great at and now I will pursue it more as I progress in my career. I am looking forward to going to SRCUS in Georgia and take what I learn there to add value to my credit union and my career."
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“I am so thankful to everyone at SCFCU and the league for this valuable opportunity. The CUaware Protégé program has instilled a confidence in me as a young professional. I am excited to know that the leaders of the credit union movement are willing to mentor me to become a future leader.”
Questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact any of the following CCUL and CUaware representatives:
Courtney Jackson, CCUL
Jeff Hardin, CCUL
Brandon McAdams, CUaware