Corey Pace Named Second Runner Up in 2014 CUaware Protégé Competition

September 8, 2014

N. CHARLESTON, SC – Corey Pace was named second runner up in the 2014 CUaware Protégé Competition, hosted Friday, September 5, 2014, during the Carolinas Credit Union League Leadership Conference, held in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Representatives from six regional chapters of credit unions across the Carolinas were selected to compete in the competition. Chapter candidates presented five minute speeches, judged on credit union knowledge, communication skills, personality, and professional appearance. Each candidate completed a standardized exam and chose a presentation topic from a league-approved list that included credit union philosophy, economics, viability, activism, and promotion.

As second runner up, Pace will have her choice of four developmental scholarships:

  • Southeast CUNA Management School – One-year registration, valued at more than $1,300 (requires commitment to three-year program)
  • NYIB 2015 Annual Conference – Registration and lodging, valued at $1,300
  • CCUL Hike the Hill (Washington, DC) – Full participation including airfare and lodging, valued at $1,000
  • 2015 Principles & Philosophy Conference Scholarship – Includes tuition ($750), two nights lodging, and meals.

CUaware is a council within the Carolinas Credit Union League created to fill a gap that exists within the credit union industry. It aims to informally introduce all levels of credit union employees to the CU Movement and encourage growth.

Full biographies on each candidate can be found on the CUaware Protégé Competition webpage ( under “Meet the Finalists.”




About South Carolina Federal

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston and is the oldest locally owned and managed financial institution in the tri-county area.  More than 140,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Calhoun, Orangeburg or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 financial centers throughout Charleston, Columbia and Georgetown. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at