Eglin Federal Credit Union endows legacy scholarships to UWF

The University of West Florida today announced two scholarship endowments from Eglin Federal Credit Union, to honor the legacy of distinguished leaders Joseph E. Majors, Sr. and Phipps McGee.

“We sincerely thank Eglin Federal Credit Union for their generosity and investment in UWF,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, VP for university advancement. “The gifts will enhance the ability of UWF to create unique opportunities in the lives of students and enhance their momentum for future success.”

Each named fund in the amount of $25,000 – The Eglin Federal Credit Union/Joseph E. Majors, Sr. Scholarship Endowment and Eglin Federal Credit Union/Phipps McGee Scholarship Endowment – will be awarded to incoming or returning students who are also members in good standing of Eglin Federal Credit Union.

EFCU Board of Directors Chairman William S. Rone stated “We remember Joe and Phipps for all they gave and did for our members and employees. Our Credit Union is a better place because of their service. We are proud to honor them by providing scholarships to assist deserving individuals in obtaining their college educations.”

A graduate of UWF, Joseph E. Majors, Sr. attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 1980. He then dedicated 34 years of volunteer service to Eglin Federal Credit Union.

Phipps McGee, also a UWF alumnus, was employed by Eglin Federal Credit Union for 38 years – most recently as President and CEO. Both men leave behind loving families, including their extended ‘family’ at the credit union.