Credit Union Café named at Holland College

L-R: Brian McMillian, President, Holland College; Bernard Gillis, Manager, Metro Credit Union; Louis Shea, Manager, Tignish Credit Union

Charlottetown, PE – The Holland College Prince of Wales Campus cafeteria was named the Credit Union Café on November 9, 2011, in honour of the generous $200,000 gift made to Holland College by Prince Edward Island Credit Unions through the Learning. For Life. Capital Campaign.

“From our earliest beginnings, credit unions have been intrinsically tied to the idea of community education,” said Sarah Millar, Manager of Consolidated Credit Union and Chair of the Credit Union Managers’ Association. “In fact, many credit unions began as ‘study groups’, learning community economic concepts and cooperative principles, often over kitchen tables. Of course, the kitchen table image is particularly relevant in this case, and we hope as students gather over the tables in the Credit Union Café, the results of their conversations will be as far-reaching and important as those of our forebears. In fact, we have every confidence they will be.”

The 130 seat cafeteria, located in the Centre for Labour Force Innovation wing of Charlottetown Centre, serves as the primary dining space for the Prince of Wales Campus. It is also a well-used social and gathering space for students and staff alike.

“We are pleased to celebrate Prince Edward Island Credit Unions’ leadership by naming this space in their honor,” said Dr. Brian McMillan, president of Holland College. “Every student who passes through the cafeteria will be reminded that Island businesses like the many credit unions across our province have a keen interest in their education and their future.”

For more information about this release,

Darlene Turner, MMCCU
Marketing Officer

Atlantic Central

Tel (902) 569-1054  || Switchboard (902) 566-3350
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