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Altura Employees Join the Fun on Read Across America Day


*(Riverside, Calif.) March 27, 2017 *– Altura Credit Union employees visited Riverside County elementary schools earlier this month to read to students as part of annual “Read Across America Day.” Created to promote literacy, Read Across America is celebrated in early March to coincide with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the beloved children’s author.

“This is one event that our employees really enjoy,” says Tina Covington, vice president of Business Development for Altura. “It’s a joy to get into the classrooms and read to children of all ages. In addition to being fun, it helps promote reading, which is so vital for success in life.”

Altura Renames Headquarters in Honor of Retired CEO Mark Hawkins


(Riverside, Calif. ) March 15, 2017 – The Board of Directors of Altura Credit Union honored CEO Mark Hawkins for his 29 years of service by renaming its headquarters the “Mark W. Hawkins Operations Center.” The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Feb. 22, Hawkins’ last day as CEO before handing the reins to new CEO, Jennifer Binkley.

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey personally presented Hawkins with a city proclamation that cited Hawkins’ “inspiration to his colleagues, staff, board members, and to the many people who have benefitted from his service, we present these honors to you.” Representatives from the offices of State Senator Richard D. Roth and Assembly Member Jose Medina also were on hand.

Altura Volunteers Earn "A" for Super Quiz Help


(Riverside, Calif.) March 1, 2017 – Employees from Altura Credit Union in Riverside, Calif., recently helped teams of high school students in their bid for academic recognition at the 34th Annual Riverside Academic Decathlon.

For the eighth consecutive year, a team of Altura employees volunteered as proctors for the Super Quiz portion of the Riverside County Office of Education’s academic decathlon, which takes place over two weekends.