By: Sharee Coleman July 6, 2020 | 2020Sun East Federal Credit Union

Aston – July 2, 2020 – Sun East Federal Credit Union recognizes and awards students in our community for their volunteer efforts that support the credit union’s philosophy of “People Helping People.” The awards, created as a benefit for schools that have a charter membership with Sun East Federal Credit Union, are for students who performed community service within the last year and had a positive influence on the people around them. This year 14 students received financial awards for their community service efforts:

High School $1,000
Academy Park High SchoolKramoh Mansalay
Chichester High SchoolEudan Mojados
Springfield High SchoolKatie Jones
Oxford Area High SchoolSierra Cullen
Brandywine Area School District – Concord High SchoolSam Oberly
The Christian AcademyAlicia Morgan
Sun Valley High SchoolErica Worthington
College $1,000
Holy Family UniversityVanessa Lakatosh
Neumann UniversityCarlie Trice
Sun East Federal Credit Union Awards $1,000
Member Award – Sun Valley High SchoolChristian Hansen
Employee Award – Concord High SchoolTyler Hunter
K-8 Schools $200
St. Thomas the Apostle SchoolDanual Campbell
St. Cyril’s of AlexandriaEdwinner Bazzie
Educational Awards $200
Delaware County Literacy CouncilGanna Dziuba
 “Sun East Federal Credit Union and staff are committed to community involvement and we like to recognize outstanding students who share that same passion and commitment to community,” said Terri Lannon, Senior Director, Community Outreach.Sun East also recognizes the importance of educators being role models for young people and guiding students towards a successful future, and pays tribute to teachers who demonstrate excellence in creating a motivating learning environment for their students. The Best Teacher Under the Sun Award acknowledges outstanding achievements of teachers in their performance of daily classroom activities, special projects or programs, or exemplary efforts to inspire students to reach beyond their grasp.The award application is open for all educators who teach in schools that are part of the credit union’s Select Employer Group program. Teachers can be nominated by school administrators, faculty, parents and students. The awards committee selects one winning teacher from each category of Elementary, Middle, and High School levels. Each winning teacher receives $500, and his/her school also receives $500.Congratulations to the 2020 Best Teacher Under the Sun Award winners:
Linwood Elementary SchoolRichard Borky
Northley Middle SchoolMichelle Ritz

Sun East’s student and teacher awards were designed to include area schools and universities who are credit union members. To date, Sun East has provided approximately $188,500 in student and teacher awards over the past 16 years. For more information or an application for future Sun East awards, visit

Sun East Federal Credit Union, founded in 1949, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution serving the savings, borrowing, investing, and virtual banking needs of nearly 52,000 members, 1,200 employers, and multiple other organizations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.  Sun East has over $730 million in assets with branches throughout the Tri-State area, nationwide ATM access, as well as online and mobile banking.  Support of local charitable and community outreach initiatives on behalf of Sun East are facilitated through the Sun East Charitable Foundation.  To join, support, or donate to the Sun East Charitable Foundation, visit or follow @SunEastCharitableFoundation. For more information or to join Sun East Federal Credit Union, call 1-877-5-SUNEAST, visit, or follow @SunEastFCU on Facebook and Instagram.