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Sponsored by the Louisiana Credit Union Foundation, the Louisiana Credit Union Hall of Fame has been established in order to recognize the valuable leadership, commitment, dedication, and contributions of credit union professionals and volunteers throughout the state. Those inducted have given their time, talents, and ingenuity in order to enhance and strengthen the credit union movement. Inductees can include active and/or retired individuals as well as those who have passed away.

There is no deadline for submission. Inductees received after July 6, 2018 will be recognized at our 2019 Annual Meeting & Convention. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lacey H. Weaver.

Click here to download Hall of Fame Form. 



Your marketing and communication efforts are a direct reflection – a written, spoken and visual interpretation – of your credit union’s ‘People Helping People’ philosophy. It is with this in mind that LCUL’s Excellence in Marketing Awards Program was created. Each year we recognize outstanding credit union marketing and communications efforts through the Excellence in Marketing Awards. Given out during LCUL's Annual Meeting & Convention, credit unions are recognized in the following categories:
  • Annual Report
  • Business/SEG Development 
  • Community Outreach
  • Complete Campaign
  • Digital Advertising
  • Newsletter
  • Social Media
  • Website

More information on 2019 Awards Program coming soon!


CUNA's National Awards program is designed to encourage and recognize distinguished credit unions that demonstrate social responsibility, the credit union philosophy, and financial education. 

  • Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award: recognizes leadership on behalf of youth financial literacy; considers all activities supporting the personal finance education of young (18 and under) members. Chapters (or groups) and individual credit unions are eligible to enter.
  • Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award: recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers age 18 and older.
  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award: Recognizes a credit union or chapter for its community involvement in an activity that helps other people or strengthens the structure of their community. Credit union chapters and individual credit unions are eligible to enter.
  • Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action: recognizes a credit union for programs and activities offered to its membership. Only individual credit unions are eligible to enter.
Click here to access the online application process.

Note: winners of the recognition awards will be entered on a national level.


The credit union movement is built on the strength and dedication of those that have contributed to our industry. The Louisiana Credit Union League would like to honor credit union leaders that have passed away within the last twelve months at our Annual Meeting & Convention. Honorees can include credit union employees, board members, and/or volunteers.

Click here to download the memorial form



Hall of Fame Recipients

2018
Dawn Harris, Campus FCU 
Debbie Kidder, University of Louisiana FCU 
Dr. Kenneth Paxton, Campus FCU
Michael Leonards, Meritus CU
Roy Walling, Barksdale FCU
2015
Virgil Allen, Louisiana Credit Union League
Joe Barreca, Louisiana Credit Union League
Kathy Bourgeois, Access of Louisiana FCU
C. Gleason Copeland, Centric FCU
Charlie Kramer, ANECA FCU
Bobby Major, Louisiana Credit Union League
Connie Major, Louisiana Credit Union League
Margie Self, LPFCU
Joseph Speligene, Ascension CU
Kenneth Villemarette, Lafayette Schools FCU
John E. Zitzmann III, Centric FCU
2012
Tina Atkins, Kraftman FCU
Allen A. Dugas, Lafayette Schools FCU
Maureen Genovese, Shell New Orleans FCU
Nat Gisclaire, Lafayette Schools FCU
B. Fay Jackson, Centric FCU
Marguerite Jones, Iberville FCU
Vicki O’Brien, Jefferson Parish Employees FCU
Dawn L. Ruggles, VAC FCU
Edward B. Shaver, Centric FCU
Emily Stewart, Iberville FCU
2017
Cheryl N. Ray, Heart of Louisiana CU
Frances Webre Skiffington, UNO FCU
Hunter O. Wagner, Jr., St. Tammany FCU
Jeffrey K. Conrad, Pelican State CU
Joyce Dastugue Finicle, UNO FCU
Mrs. Jerry Caillier, Lafayette Schools FCU
Tom Conner, Southwest Louisiana CU
2014
Isadore "Izzy" Brown, Shell Geismar FCU
Sharlene Begnaud, CU Cooperative Branching, LLC
Ray A. Bordelon, Lafayette Schools FCU
Audrey D. Cerise, ASI FCU
Judy DeLucca, New Orleans Firemen's FCU
Dr. James Fortenberry, Southern Teachers & Parents FCU
Roosevelt Howard, Livingston Parish FCU
Vince Liberto, CUNA Mutual Group & LCUL
James Lea Liner, Ouachita Valley FCU
Stanley Dale Liner, Ouachita Valley FCU
John Milazzo, Jr., CU Cooperative Branching, LLC
Martha Morris, Shreveport FCU
2011
Paul Bertuccini, Louisiana Central CU
Jessie Champagne, Section 705 FCU
Anne Cochran, Louisiana Credit Union League
M.E. (Red) Craighead, Centric FCU
Charles George, Jr., Jefferson Parish Employees FCU
Helen Godfrey-Smith, Shreveport FCU
Carl Lazarone, Jefferson Parish Employees FCU
Donald LeBlanc, Lafayette Schools FCU
Frieda Massingale, Centric FCU
LaNard Robinet, Louisiana Federal CU
Stan Stucke, Louisiana Central CU
Julius Wagoner, Ouachita Valley FCU
2016
Joseph S. Carter, New Orleans Firemen's FCU
Alden J. Clesi, New Orleans Firemen's FCU
Thomas "Tom" Colley, Section 705 FCU
Marcus Denais, Lafayette Schools FCU
Dr. Larry R. deRoven, McNeese FCU & Lake Charles Chapter
Edgar L. Fontaine, Louisiana Central CU
Ken Gardner, CSE FCU
John F. Hoolahan, New Orleans Firemen's FCU
Joseph J. Jurisich III, New Orleans Firemen's FCU
William R. Miller Jr., New Orleans Firemen's FCU
Pleasant Self Jr., Livingston Parish FCU
Mark E. Rosa, CU Cooperative Branching, LLC
Reggie Gremillion, CU Cooperative Branching, LLC
Kathi M. Gill, Neighbors FCU
2013
Virgil Barnette, Barksdale FCU
Glen Beard, Alexandria Municipal Employees CU
Chuck Harrington, National Credit Union Administration
Bodin Hugger, Louisiana Federal CU
Marah Nell Jones, Bogalusa Schools FCU
Patricia L. Matthieu, University of Louisiana FCU
Hugh V. McCarty, Jr, Heart of Louisiana FCU
Terry Roy, Lafayette Schools FCU
Linda Saucier, Heart of Louisiana FCU
Graydon Walker, Neighbors FCU
2010
Fred Banks, Livingston Parish FCU
Donald T. Bock, New Orleans Firemen's FCU
Guy C. Comes, Post Office Employees CU
Betsy Hooper, La Capitol FCU
Charles M. Johnson, Louisiana Credit Union League
Charles W. Kramer, ANECA FCU
Susan Leake, La Capitol FCU
Hattie B. Johnson, Livingston Parish FCU
Cora K. Pania, SAIF FCU & Livingston Parish FCU
Carolyn Ricks, Louisiana Credit Union League
Richard Turnley, Jr., Southern Teachers & Parents FCU
Donna Wagoner, Ouachita Valley FCU