Coastal Credit Union and NC Wesleyan College announced today that the credit union is donating to the college a 6,300 square foot building located at 2900 N. Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount.
The building will provide space for Wesleyan’s new Community Engagement office, and space to launch a new “school of financial education” curriculum, providing continuing education opportunities for faculty, staff and students. Coastal will provide resources and expertise to help bring the program to fruition, and then as ongoing support. Additionally, the new location will enable the college’s business department to begin a life skills and mentoring program for area high schools, in conjunction with Communities in Schools.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to add new programming that is essential to Rocky Mount and eastern North Carolina,” said John Check, Wesleyan’s Senior Adviser to the President. “We’re grateful that Coastal recognizes the need and shares in our desire to make a difference in the future of our local youth.”
Coastal’s CEO, Chuck Purvis added “Wesleyan is a vital part of the local community and we’re thrilled to partner with the school to help further our mutual mission to deliver financial education opportunities. Together, we can turn this building to a tremendous community asset.”
Coastal acquired the former branch building in its merger with Freedom Credit Union in July 2016.