Dr. Larry Neznanski, Chair of the Board for CapEd Credit Union, received the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award at the Idaho Credit Union League’s Annual Meeting held May 16, 2014. Larry cares deeply about his credit union’s mission of supporting education and promoting thrift among its membership. He is committed to education and lives the principles he teaches. He has participated in the credit union’s Teacher Grant program since its inception six years ago as a volunteer on the Selection Committee – each month helping to recommend grant recipients, attending grant presentations at various schools, participating in events to recognize teachers, and actively seeking to maximize the credit union’s reach to get dollars into the classroom.
In addition to serving as a credit union volunteer for 17 years, Dr. Neznanski holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue, was an officer in the United States Air Force, taught Physics and Mathematics at Bishop Kelly High School for 20 years, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 2005, and is a big supporter of the Idaho Credit Union League, participating in numerous events, including the Idaho Governmental Affairs Conference, Hike-the-Hill, the League Annual Meeting, and numerous workshops and seminars. In whatever he does, Dr. Neznanski throws himself into the effort fully and with gusto.