PSECU Opens Newest Financial Education Center at West Chester University, Provides Financial Education, Internships, and Scholarship Funding to Students
West Chester, PA - October 17, 2017 - Today, PSECU, a leading Pennsylvania-based credit union, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest Financial Education Center, which opened at West Chester University on August 1. The center is the 22nd of its kind that the credit union has opened at higher education institutions throughout the Commonwealth with the goal of providing students, faculty, and staff with the assistance and resources they need for financial success.
"Since 2000, PSECU has been forging strong relationships with educational partners across Pennsylvania, making strategic investments that benefit all members, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni," said PSECU President Greg Smith. "Our Financial Education Centers - like the one at West Chester University that we are celebrating today - are especially important because they give students educational opportunities that can set the foundation for their future financial well-being."
In addition to providing financial services, PSECU is committed to engaging with the West Chester University community through student internship opportunities and financial education workshops. PSECU’s paid on-campus internship opportunities will be available to students who are interested in gaining real-world experience in areas such as marketing and business operations. The financial education workshops will be open to members of the campus who are interested in learning more about managing their finances.
"West Chester University is proud to partner with PSECU in a venture that will enable our students, as well as faculty and staff, to take advantage of a host of financial resources right on campus. As we work to equip our students with the essentials that they will need to succeed in a rapidly changing world, the internships provided through this collaboration will be critical to the hands-on learning needed for student success in a multitude of fields," said West Chester University President Christopher Fiorentino. "Promoting unique opportunities like this for WCU students is a win-win for the University and PSECU."
"Membership in PSECU lasts a lifetime. As we like to say, once a member, always a member," said Mike Verotsky, PSECU Director of University Development. "That means that not only will PSECU’s products, services, and resources be available to West Chester University’s student population while they study, but also after they graduate and face new financial challenges and opportunities."
The West Chester University community is invited to visit the PSECU Financial Education Center located in the Sykes Student Union building to learn more.
Opened in 1934, PSECU was founded by 22 ordinary people who made an extraordinary commitment to each other: To create a financial institution where pooled resources benefit all members. Today, we are a full-service credit union serving more than 430,000 members and have over $5 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial institution, our goal remains to help our members and their families achieve a better life. For more information about PSECU, visit psecu.com. View our Community Report Card to learn how we contribute to the greater good.
About West Chester University
Enrolling over 17,000 students, West Chester University is the largest member of the 14-institution Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1871, the University is a comprehensive public institution, offering 118 undergraduate, 103 master’s degree, and four doctoral programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, the Sciences and Mathematics, and the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. The University has consistently been rated a Kiplinger "best buy" in public higher education based on its outstanding education and economic value.