Ent Federal Credit Union recognized for UCCS contributions

Cathy Grossman, Ent, (719) 550-6588 Tom Hutton, UCCS, (719) 255-3439, (719) 351-6519

EntLogoCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ent Federal Credit Union will be honored for its ongoing partnership and recent two-year extension of its financial commitment to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs at the Feb. 8 UCCS vs. CSU-Pueblo basketball games at City Auditorium.

Charles Emmer, Ent’s chief executive officer, and UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will conduct a brief center court ceremony at halftime of the men’s basketball game at the Second Annual Downtown Classic Feb. 8 at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 East Kiowa.

Downtown ClassicTipoff for the women’s game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tipoff for the men’s game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The ceremony is expected at approximately 8:15 p.m.

“We are deeply appreciative of Ent’s continued support of the university and its students,” Shockley-Zalabak said. “Their contribution has helped many southern Colorado residents achieve their dreams of a college education and financial success.”

During the next two years, Ent, the university’s official banking partner, will continue to provide financial support for UCCS student scholarships as well as high-profile efforts such as the Southern Colorado Economic Forum produced by the UCCS College of Business, the Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment Unstoppable Women Luncheon, and an athletic booster club.

The KPWE Scholarship supports non-traditional women students interested in earning a college degree. Ent’s donation will fund two KPWE scholarships as well as two UCCS Reach Your Peak Scholarships, five student-athlete scholarships and five alumni scholarships.

“Ent is proud to be associated with UCCS and the important role they play in the community,” Emmer said. “In addition to scholarship support, the strong partnership between our organizations has enabled us to provide the Lion OneCard and other high quality financial products and services to the students and faculty right on campus. ”

In 2006, Ent became the official banking partner for UCCS. Ent operates a service center and ATMs on campus and provides faculty, staff and students with the option of an identification card called the Lion OneCard that doubles as an ATM and Visa debit card. In November, Ent and UCCS agreed to extend the agreement through July 31, 2016.

About Ent

Ent Federal Credit Union, established in 1957, is the leading financial institution in southern Colorado with more than $3.9 billion in assets and more than 232,000 members. The credit union provides a full range of financial solutions through 27 service centers throughout Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Pueblo and Denver. Ent offers its members online, mobile and telephone banking services, a Colorado call center and both a consumer and mortgage loan center. Ent is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses or individuals living or working in Denver, El Paso, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld, Adams and Arapahoe counties. Ent is federally insured by the NCUA. For more information, visit https://www.ent.com/

About UCCS

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University offers 37 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 10,500 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.