Redstone FCU brings banking to college students


Redstone Federal Credit Union, which opened its first college branch at Alabama A&M in 2018, has expanded to Calhoun Community College’s Decatur campus.

The organization hopes to make access to banking services easier for students, as well as give them real-word work experience.

Six Calhoun students were hired to operate the new campus branch. One of them is Sharon Boykin, who plans to work as a  Member Service Representative while she earns her Associate’s degree. For her, the work hours and training work well with her goal of an accounting degree. She says, “This opportunity gives me hands-on experience and training. It’s convenient for me as a student. It offers flexible work hours and it’s opening me up to new things.’’

“We are extremely excited with the opportunities this new Redstone branch at Calhoun offers for our students and for the banking convenience it will provide for our Calhoun family members,” said Calhoun Interim President Dr. Joe Burke. “Redstone Federal Credit Union is a tremendous resource and outstanding community partner, and we are pleased to be a part of this new initiative.” 

The college branch will handle new account openings, account maintenance and signature loans. All cash transactions are handled through the Interactive Teller Machine, accessible just outside the branch. Branch hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. The branch is closed when the college is closed. 

Source: Calhoun Community College

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