ECU Supports ETSU's Roan Scholars Summer Experience Program
July 15, 2021
Eastman Credit Union (ECU) recently announced its support of $125,000 to sponsor East Tennessee State University’s (ETSU) Roan Scholars Summer Experience Program.
“The mission of the Roan Scholars program perfectly aligns with ECU’s desire to make our communities and region a better place to live, work, and raise families. These students are leaders with a passion to make a difference, and it’s a privilege for ECU to support the Summer Experience Program,” said Kelly Price, ECU’s President and CEO.
The Roan Scholars Leadership Program, which is funded primarily by private donations, empowers students to be leaders of excellence who will positively impact the ETSU campus, the region, and the world.
“The exceptional students selected to the Roan Scholars Leadership Program continue to exemplify the mission of East Tennessee State University long after they graduate,” said ETSU President Brian Noland. “Out-of-the-classroom experiences help cultivate their dedication to improving the lives of the people of our region, and to leading that transformation. This partnership with ECU will enhance those experiences and directly impact the next generation of regional leaders.”
ECU is a long-time supporter of various ETSU programs that positively impact the communities served by ECU.
“ECU’s board of directors chooses to support programs and organizations that will make a significant impact, and we’ve partnered with ETSU several times over the years giving to projects and programs, including the performing arts center, the engineering program, the football stadium, the Gray Fossil Site, and the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy,” said Price.
ECU supports hundreds of non-profit organizations and charities each year at various levels.
“This generous marquee contribution from Eastman Credit Union to support Roan Summer Experiences is an extraordinary investment in leadership and in the future of our region,” said Roan Director Scott Jeffress. “It will make possible transformative experiences that will push Roan Scholars outside their comfort zone to grow in leadership.”
For more information about the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at ETSU, visit roanscholars.org.
About East Tennessee State University
East Tennessee State University was founded in 1911 with a singular mission to improve the quality of life for the people of the region. A century later, the mission is unchanged and ETSU has transformed into a nationally ranked university focused on academics, research and service. ETSU is situated “in the shadow of the mountains” in Johnson City, Tennessee, and offers more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs.
About Eastman Credit Union
ECU is one of the largest credit unions in the country with $6.7 billion in assets. ECU is a not-for-profit, financial service cooperative serving 270,000 members at 30 locations. Credit Union members have access to more than 56,200 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide through the Allpoint™ and Presto!® Networks and a wide range of financial services, including free checking and free online banking. For additional information about ECU, visit www.ecu.org or call 800.999.2328.