FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vicki Roscoe Erickson
Assistant Vice President, Marketing
TopLine Federal Credit Union
PERSONAL MONEY MANAGEMENT PART OF MINNESOTA COLLEGE
Students Learn from Local Credit Union Expert
MAPLE GROVE, MINN. — Nov 03, 2011 — For the third consecutive year TopLine
Federal Credit Union financial experts were invited to lead personal money management
educational sessions at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) 3rd Annual
Leadership Summit, held in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Every October over 300 student leaders from over 100 communities across the state come
together for the Minnesota Student Leadership Summit. The summit brings together students
from 47 public community and technical college campuses, who were selected as representatives
by their peers, to provide them with the training that will make them tomorrow’s leaders. The
four-day conference is designed to help students grow personally and professionally, and to take
on the role of student advocate by learning new ideas and trends to bring back to their campuses.
Elected student leader conference attendees developed new leadership skills, refined
existing ones and built a network with other student leaders across the state. Student leaders
attended sessions on goal setting, personal financial management, crucial conversations, running
an effective meeting, recruitment and retention of student leaders, researching legislation, just to
name a few.
TopLine’s sessions, “The Real World of Personal Money Management,” helped students
understand how to better manage finances, including the importance of saving and paying
yourself first, how to use credit wisely; what a credit score means, how it affects you and how to
build and maintain a good score; where to obtain a copy of a credit report and how to read it;
budgeting tips; and strategies on how to reduce debt and prevent identity theft. The interactive
sessions included thought-provoking questions with real life examples to show students how
their actions today can have an impact on future financial options.
“A special thanks goes to MNSCU for inviting us again to speak on the importance of
personal money management,” says Vicki Erickson, Presenter and Assistant Vice President of
Marketing, TopLine Federal Credit Union. “We are committed to improving financial literacy
and developing personal money management skills for all ages, which is why the MNSCU
Leadership Summit was an excellent venue to allow us to support student leaders who are
committed to their own professional growth and development, and to improving their financial
well-being, knowing that what they learned will also be shared with other students on their
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is comprised of 31 state
universities and community and technical colleges serving the higher education needs of
Minnesota, and is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. The colleges and
universities operate 54 campuses in 47 communities and serve 250,000 students per year in
credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition
to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200
employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year.
TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota’s 13th
largest, with assets of more than $300 million. Established in 1935, TopLine offers a complete
line of financial services from its five locations — in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Maple
Grove, Plymouth and in St. Paul’s Como Park — as well as by phone and online at
www.TopLinecu.com. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends
school or volunteers in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington
Counties and their immediate family members.