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MCU's COREY FERNANDES APPOINTED TO CUNY BLACK MALE INITIATIVE ADVISORY BOARD

NEW YORK CITY – Corey Fernandes, Municipal Credit Union's Vice President of Business Development and Member Relations, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the City University of New York (CUNY)’s Black Male Initiative (BMI). Fernandes was appointed to a two-year term by CUNY BMI University Director Jermaine Wright in recognition of MCU’s continued support of CUNY programs as well as Fernandes’ role in bringing financial education awareness and programming to students throughout the CUNY network.

“CUNY BMI is thrilled to have Corey Fernandes join our Advisory Board," said Wright. “Corey brings a great wealth of knowledge and expertise in business growth and establishing and managing public-private partnerships to our Board and shares our vision of promoting diversity and inclusion in both business and society as a whole. We know his passion and commitment will help us achieve our goals and bring financial education and empowerment to the underrepresented students on CUNY campuses.”

Fernandes, a resident of Brooklyn, NY, joined MCU in 2005 as a Mortgage Loan Originator and became Vice President of Business Development and Member Relations in 2012. In this position, he leads MCU's efforts to promote financial education and empowerment in the communities which MCU serves. Fernandes and his team work with many public and private agencies on financial education-based programs, including the establishment of MCU’s Financially Fit program, which last year received a NYCUA Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award.

"I am honored to be appointed to the CUNY BMI Advisory Board," said Fernandes. “CUNY BMI's efforts to increase student enrollment from underrepresented demographic groups in higher education and provide academic and cultural support to historically underserved individuals and groups are truly inspiring. I look forward to helping develop the future direction of CUNY BMI and bring more visibility and support to this great program.”

Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $2.4 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 400,000 members. With branches in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, its members also have access to the credit union’s large and growing ATM network. Eligibility to open accounts at MCU is available to New York City and Yonkers municipal employees; state and federal employees who work in the five boroughs; health care professionals who work in New York State; members of select industry groups; employees of private colleges in New York City and private and public colleges in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester; all students enrolled in a college, university, school, or institution in the City University of New York (CUNY) education system; certain family members, and qualifying retirees. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.

Established in 2005, CUNY BMI is based on a promising model first started at Medgar Evers College. CUNY BMI, through its focus on one of the most severely underrepresented populations in higher education, represents one expression of CUNY’s most significant commitments to access and diversity. With the generous support of consecutive grants from the New York City Council, CUNY BMI funds projects throughout the university. These projects are designed to strengthen the education pipeline for severely underrepresented populations in higher education, particularly men of color by increasing the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of these students. Since its conception, CUNY BMI has grown from 15 projects to over 30 projects in 2016. CUNY BMI projects do not discriminate based on race or gender and will serve as models for improving educational outcomes of all students. All programs and activities of the CUNY Black Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristics.

MCU's COREY FERNANDES APPOINTED TO CUNY BLACK MALE INITIATIVE ADVISORY BOARD

NEW YORK CITY – Corey Fernandes, Municipal Credit Union's Vice President of Business Development and Member Relations, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the City University of New York (CUNY)’s Black Male Initiative (BMI). Fernandes was appointed to a two-year term by CUNY BMI University Director Jermaine Wright in recognition of MCU’s continued support of CUNY programs as well as Fernandes’ role in bringing financial education awareness and programming to students throughout the CUNY network.

“CUNY BMI is thrilled to have Corey Fernandes join our Advisory Board," said Wright. “Corey brings a great wealth of knowledge and expertise in business growth and establishing and managing public-private partnerships to our Board and shares our vision of promoting diversity and inclusion in both business and society as a whole. We know his passion and commitment will help us achieve our goals and bring financial education and empowerment to the underrepresented students on CUNY campuses.”

Fernandes, a resident of Brooklyn, NY, joined MCU in 2005 as a Mortgage Loan Originator and became Vice President of Business Development and Member Relations in 2012. In this position, he leads MCU's efforts to promote financial education and empowerment in the communities which MCU serves. Fernandes and his team work with many public and private agencies on financial education-based programs, including the establishment of MCU’s Financially Fit program, which last year received a NYCUA Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award.

"I am honored to be appointed to the CUNY BMI Advisory Board," said Fernandes. “CUNY BMI's efforts to increase student enrollment from underrepresented demographic groups in higher education and provide academic and cultural support to historically underserved individuals and groups are truly inspiring. I look forward to helping develop the future direction of CUNY BMI and bring more visibility and support to this great program.”

Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $2.4 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 400,000 members. With branches in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, its members also have access to the credit union’s large and growing ATM network. Eligibility to open accounts at MCU is available to New York City and Yonkers municipal employees; state and federal employees who work in the five boroughs; health care professionals who work in New York State; members of select industry groups; employees of private colleges in New York City and private and public colleges in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester; all students enrolled in a college, university, school, or institution in the City University of New York (CUNY) education system; certain family members, and qualifying retirees. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.

Established in 2005, CUNY BMI is based on a promising model first started at Medgar Evers College. CUNY BMI, through its focus on one of the most severely underrepresented populations in higher education, represents one expression of CUNY’s most significant commitments to access and diversity. With the generous support of consecutive grants from the New York City Council, CUNY BMI funds projects throughout the university. These projects are designed to strengthen the education pipeline for severely underrepresented populations in higher education, particularly men of color by increasing the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of these students. Since its conception, CUNY BMI has grown from 15 projects to over 30 projects in 2016. CUNY BMI projects do not discriminate based on race or gender and will serve as models for improving educational outcomes of all students. All programs and activities of the CUNY Black Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristics.

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