HawaiiUSA FCU and Waipahu High School celebrate 25th anniversary of Student Operated Credit Union with grand re-opening

on "November 13, 2019 8:26 am"

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Waipahu High School’s Student Operated Credit Union (SOCU), which operates as a functioning extension of HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union.

This student run credit union allows students and faculty to open savings and checking accounts and make cash or check deposits.

On November 7, the Waipahu High School SOCU held a grand re-opening in front of students, faculty, alumni, and esteemed guests from government and community partners. Students from the school’s Industrial, Engineering & Technology (IET) Academy and the Academy of Art and Communication collaborated to remodel the SOCU, including demolition, installation of new flooring and countertops, painting, and designing a wall mural to represent the 25-year partnership between the school and HawaiiUSA. In addition, a special local menu was designed, prepared, and catered by the school’s Academy of Professional and Public Service exclusively for the event.

Founded in 1994 through the combined efforts of former HawaiiUSA President Ronald Ogata, current HawaiiUSA President & CEO Karl Yoneshige, HawaiiUSA Board Member Jean Miyahira, and Waipahu High School’s Academy of Finance, the SOCU reflects the desire to promote financial wellness and education in the lives of Hawaii’s students.

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