Arlington, Texas – June 4, 2018 – The president and CEO of Texas Trust Credit Union, Jim Minge, accompanied three of the inaugural graduates from Arlington Collegiate High School during an appearance on the Good Morning Texas TV show.
The students, Mayra Olvera, Elias Perez, and Emeli Yanez, shared their experience in the early college program and how it helped them achieve their associate degree – at no cost – and prepare them for the future. Jim Minge joined the students on Good Morning Texas to publicly congratulate the entire class and recognize their achievements.
The graduates were part of an innovative partnership between the Arlington Independent School District and Tarrant County College in which students earned college level credit for course work taken during their four years of high school.
Texas Trust partnered with the collegiate high school when it launched in 2014. The credit union promised a $1,000 gift to each student who successfully graduated from the dual-honor program. The credit union honored that promise, giving out $87,000 to the graduates at a party for the students and their families at the Texas Trust headquarters.
“It is an extraordinary accomplishment for these students to be able to leave high school with an associate degree,” said Jim Minge, Texas Trust President and CEO. “Many of these students are the first generation to attend college, something that was unattainable for their parents. We look forward to what they will go on to achieve and hope their college experience will pay dividends to our city and business community in the future.”
To watch the Good Morning Texas segment, click here.
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust Credit Union was created in 1936 when a group of Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation employees pooled their savings so they could help each other achieve financial goals. Today, more than 115,000 members are served through checking and savings accounts; loans (personal, mortgage, auto, and small business); credit cards; insurance products; and investment services. Texas Trust Credit Union supports local students through its “Spirit Debit Rewards” program. With every eligible swipe of an SDR card, funds are donated to the school or district of the member’s choosing. To date, Texas Trust has donated more than $1.5 million since August 2011. Texas Trust serves members through 22 locations in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Henderson, Ellis, Johnson and Tom Green counties. With assets of more than $1.2 billion, Texas Trust is the 6th largest credit union in North Texas and the 17th largest in Texas. For more information, visit TexasTrustCU.org or follow us on facebook.com/texastrustcu or Twitter at @texastrustcu.