Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of AOD Federal Credit Union’s Student-Run Branch
Select community and school leaders will hear remarks from Mr. Edward Sturkie Sr., Career Tech Director, Dr. Charles D. Gregory, Principal, Darren Douthit, Anniston City Schools Superintendent and Gordon ‘Doc’ Williamson, AOD Federal Credit Union’s Chairman of the board beginning promptly at 10:00am.
We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of The Bulldog Branch at Anniston High School with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Through this partnership with Anniston High School we are able to help them continue to implement an initiative that brings real world financial literacy and education into the school and allows students enrolled in The Business Finance Program, overseen by Mrs. Nicole Bell, to gain real-life experience and preparation for both college and future careers. Students will earn course credit and
gain hands on experience as they manage and operate an AODFCU Branch.
We are excited to present this unique partnership with Anniston High School to the community and media. It is a very proud moment for everyone involved. We believe that financial literacy and personal financial management are important life skills that will benefit these students well into their futures.
This initiative allows 4 students who work along-side a teacher, Nicole Bell to lead the student-run branch. The students received in-depth training that prepared them for operating The Bulldog Branch at AHS. Students are not only handling cash and opening new accounts, but also implementing growth strategies through a marketing plan developed by the students. The student-run branch is not open to the general public.
Students, faculty and staff have daily access to the financial services provided by The Bulldog Branch at Anniston High School.