Awards & Recognition

November 18, 2020 - 1st Place Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award (National)

CUNA's National Awards Committee announced the 2020 recipients of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award and the Desjardins Awards for Financial Education. The awards, which are given in several credit union asset sizes, were selected among the winning entries at a league level.

“Congratulations to the 2020 CUNA Award winners who are being recognized for their commitment to their communities, particularly in a time when they’re needed the most,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We celebrate their efforts in social responsibility, the credit union philosophy and financial education.”

The Dora Maxwell Award is presented to credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities. First-place winners for the Dora Maxwell Award include:

  • East River FCU (Madison, S.D.)
  • Tarrant County’s Credit Union (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • First Commerce Credit Union (Tallahassee, Fla.)
  • Metro Credit Union (Boston, Mass.)
  • Mid-Michigan Chapter of Credit Unions (Mich.)

This award was given in recognition of the Crockpots for Veterans event we coordinated in July 2019.

August 23, 2019 Credit Union Rockstar | Shelli McCoy

Shelli McCoy CURS 2019

We're proud to announce that our very own Shelli McCoy has been recognized as a 2019 Credit Union Rock Star!

Outstanding credit union professionals are recognized annually by Credit Union Magazine as Credit Union Rock Stars for their exceptional creativity, innovation and passion that advance the mission of their credit union. Credit Union Rock Stars are nominated by colleagues and selected by the magazine’s editorial team. This year’s winners will be profiled in Credit Union Magazine’s Fall issue, sponsored by Fiserv.

Access the full list of 2019 winners at

July 2019| County Employee Appreciation Day Recognition-Commissioner Court


July 2019| Southwest CUNA Management School Honor Graduate-Melissa Burleson


May 2019 | Distinguished Service to the Credit Union Movement Award for 2018 - Melissa Burleson

Melissa Burleson _ Distinguished Service Award

2018 Credit Union National Association - Certificate of Excellence

2018 Joe Biden Development Educator of North America - Shelli McCoy,  TCCU Vice President of Operations. 

shelli mccoy at podium 

2018 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award
2018 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award

Shelli McCoy, VP of Operations, receiving the awards at the Cornerstone Credit Union League's Leadership Conference and Expo in San Antonio, Texas.  Read more about the honors here.  

2018 Cornerstone Credit Union League Young Professional of the Year - Meghan Jamison

Cornerstone Credit Union League presented Meghan Jamison with the 2018 Young Professional of the Year award at the Young Professional Conference this past August.   You can read more about the YP of the Year honor, here.  Congratulations, Meghan!

2018 Lending Professional of the Year - Darlene Parker

Cornerstone Credit Union League recognized Darlene Parker, Vice President of Lending, as the 2018 Lending Professional of the Year.  Pictured is Darlene receiving the award at the Southwest Lending Conference on May 17, 2018.  Congratulations, Darlene! 

Darlene Parker receiving award

2017 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award
Presented by Cornerstone Credit Union League (State Level)

Melissa Burleson,TCCU's Business Development Coordinator accepts the award on September 7, 2017


Tarrant County's Credit Union Boasts Credit Union Professional of the Year & Young Professional of the Year

2017 Young Professional Of the Year
Melissa Burleson - Business Development Coordinator


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2017 Credit Union Professional Of the Year
Lily Newfarmer, President/CEO 

Read more about this wonderful recognition here.

2016 Pinnacle Awards- Cornerstone Credit Union League

1st Place -Website, Newsletter, Email/Digital marketing, Business SEG Community Development, Social Media

Past Recipient of the Credit Union National Association - CU Hero Certificate of Achievement
Lily Newfarmer, President/CEO

Past Recipient of the Credit Union National Association's Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award at the State and National levels.

Past Recipient of the Credit Union National Association's Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility at the State Level.