The LG&W Federal Credit Union Board of Directors has resolved to name its annual scholarships “The Bobby Blancett Memorial Scholarships” in honor and in loving memory of past Board member C.R. “Bobby” Blancett.
Bobby passed away in August, 2020 while an active Director. He served our Credit Union proudly and loyally for 50 years in many different capacities, serving as a member of the Credit Committee, as a Director, and as a Board officer in the roles of Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman. He served on our Scholarship Committee many times and on various ad hoc committees, including the executive search committee. Bobby took his responsibilities as a Director very seriously and attended training and planning conferences and sessions to ensure that he was knowledgeable and informed on Credit Union compliance and management issues.
Bobby was a graduate of Humes High School and the University of Memphis and was an accomplished athlete. He was inducted into the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
Bobby worked for MLGW for 40 years, starting as a laborer, and ended his career as Supervisor of Survey and Records. He was a faithful member of Berclair Church of Christ.
Bobby’s commitment to excellence helped the LG&W Federal Credit Union become a strong and vibrant financial institution to serve his MLGW colleagues and their families. Our Board, our staff and our members will be forever grateful to Bobby for his dedication and leadership and we will continue to honor his legacy with our annual scholarship awards.
Each year, LG&W Federal Credit Union offers $1,500 scholarships for qualifying high school seniors attending a college, university, or approved vocational school. We are pleased to announce the Bobby Blancett Memorial Scholarship recipients for the fall of 2021:
Alexander Field is graduating from Center Hill High School and will be attending Northwest Mississippi College with a major in art.
Micheal Field is graduating from Center Hill High School and will be attending MIT with a major in computer science.
Jackson P. Harris is graduating from Marion High School and will be attending The University of Memphis, Mississippi State University, or Baylor, with a major in mechanical engineering.
Keenan Wilburn Jr. will be attending Mississippi State University with a major in electrical engineering.
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