University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union Celebrates 2020 Graduates with #weCUgrads

For Immediate Release May 4, 2020

Contact: Bari Carroll Phone: (808) 983-5503 E-Mail:

(Honolulu, HI) – With thousands of local students unable to experience the pomp and circumstance of a traditional graduation ceremony, the University of Hawai’i Federal Credit Union (UHFCU) would like to recognize the Class of 2020. Beginning May 4th, UHFCU will participate in the #weCUgrads Challenge to help give our local high school & college graduates the acknowledgment they deserve.

Credit unions are known for making a difference in members’ lives through their finances and supporting the communities they serve. Now, they are finding creative ways to serve their communities while social distancing.

The #weCUgrads Challenge is a national credit union initiative to honor and celebrate 2020 graduates through social media. The hashtag is a way of saying, “We see you, grads!” The goal of the campaign is for credit unions to come together and use the collective exposure to flood social media with positivity during a challenging time in history.

Although the official #weCUgrads effort will focus on the first full week of May, UHFCU has developed a month-long calendar of weekly activities and contests to help shine the spotlight on graduating seniors and all that they have accomplished over the years. Throughout May, graduates will be encouraged to take part in weekly social media challenges for a chance to win one of four (4) $100 Amazon Gift Cards!

“We know how hard our local students have worked to get where they are now, and we are heartbroken they will not be able to participate in typical year-end ceremonies,” said Travis Bow, UHFCU President & CEO. “UHFCU is proud to join the #weCUgrads campaign to support our local graduates as they begin the next chapter of their lives.” More information can be found at

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About the University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union

Celebrating 65 years of service, UHFCU is a federally chartered credit union with over $660 million in assets that serves the faculty, staff, students, and alumni association members of the University of Hawai`i system statewide. For the past two years, it was named a finalist for “Hawaii’s Best” by the Star-Advertiser as well as “Best Bank” by the students of the University of Hawai`i and is looking forward to serving the University system and related community for years to come. UHFCU’s main office is located at 2019 S. King Street (at the corner of McCully and King), with additional branches on the UH Mānoa Campus, UH West Oahu campus, and Mānoa Marketplace. It also provides access to members at over 50 Shared Branch locations and more than 375 surcharge-free ATMs throughout Hawai`i. NMLS #421550.


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