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University credit unioncelebrates grand opening

Nov. 3, 1999

Bank hopes to attract greater

student interest

By MIKE BLUM

Reporter

The Baylor University Employees Credit Union (B.U.E.) has announced a grand opening celebration for its new location at 605 S. University Parks Drive. The celebration will take place Nov. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. with an official ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. B.U.E. was formerly at 1920 S. 4th Street.

The credit union was moved on Sept. 20 and has been operational since the move. However, festivities commemorating the new location's opening will not take place until the grand opening celebration. Landscaping and a new sign will be completed before the 19th, said Garla Neal, marketing director for the B.U.E. Credit Union.

The move to the University Parks location comes as a result of the credit union's decision to increase its presence within the Baylor community.

In a news release, Gary Parker, president and chief executive officer of the B.U.E. Credit Union, said, 'The new location will provide us the ability to meet our future goals and allow the credit union to have a much greater presence in the community than ever before.'

Joyce DeLeon, a member service representative, said, ' The drive-by and lobby traffic has already substantially increased.'

The B.U.E. Credit Union has also worked to attract greater student interest in the institution. The credit union has recently introduced the option of a Visa debit card and student checking and will debut an ATM machine at the

new location on Nov. 19, Neal said.

In an effort to make Baylor students aware of its services, the credit union has been taking entries for a drawing that will provide 15 hours worth of free tuition to the winner. The tuition give-away is open to all full-time Baylor students and does not require entrants to open an account at the credit union.

'We are here to serve the Baylor community, and we feel that this giveaway is a good way to give back to the Baylor community for all of their help,' Neal said. 'It's going great; we've had a number of students come by.'

Dr. Robert B. Sloan Jr. will select the winning ticket at the grand opening celebration.