FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/27/08
CONTACT: Cynthia McAree, Vice President of Marketing
APPLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION’S MOUNT VERNON
BRANCH MANAGER HONORED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
FAIRFAX, Va., May 27, 2008—Each year, just prior to graduation, the students and staff from the Earl
L. Pulley Career Center branch at West Potomac High School (6500 Quander Road, Alexandria, Va.)
select community members who have dedicated their time and efforts to the continued growth and
development of the Center’s special education program. This year, the Center chose to recognize Apple
Federal Credit Union’s Mount Vernon Branch Manager Doris Ibanez for her work with this school’s
Student-Run Credit Union (SRCU) branch and its devoted staff.
“The success of any student-run branch relies heavily on participation from local Apple branches,” says
Dave Gorham, business development manager for Apple FCU. “Doris has exemplified what a relationship
with students, liaisons and a student branch can and should be.”
The Earl L. Pulley Career Center is one of two centers in Fairfax County schools where the focus is
primarily on community-based career education. The Center provides special education students between
the ages of 16 and 21 with an authentic work setting and an assigned curriculum based upon their areas of
interest as they research their career aspirations. Based upon similar program points, Apple’s SRCUs
work to provide real world financial literacy, fiscal education and the opportunity to explore future
Since its opening in November 2005, Ibanez’s work with the Center’s in-school branch has helped
provide the practical knowledge and support promised by Apple’s SRCU program to those students
interested in pursuing careers in the financial sector.
“I am honored to receive this award,” says Ibanez. “The Pulley Center is Apple’s only SRCU branch
staffed entirely by special needs students, and it succeeds because of the teamwork between students,
faculty and Apple employees. No amount of gold can buy the life improvements and support we provide
for these students. I am happy to be a part of this team.”
Ibanez will receive her community service award during the Center’s June 5, 2008 graduation ceremony,
hosted at West Potomac’s Springbank Arts Center.
For more information on Apple Federal Credit Union and its products and services, call 703-788-4800, or
Apple Federal Credit Union’s Mission:
Through a lifelong partnership with anyone touched by education, Apple FCU helps members
achieve their dreams by offering competitive financial solutions, with dedicated personal service.
Apple exists, not for profit, but for the benefit of its members.