Good Neighbors: Goodwin Dedicates Classroom to American Eagle Federal Credit Union
Goodwin College and the American Eagle Federal Credit Union have long been good neighbors to each other. Now, many Goodwin students will benefit from the relationship between the two local institutions as a result of American Eagle’s generosity.
On Friday, April 5, the College dedicated a classroom to the Credit Union in recognition of a $25,000 gift to the Goodwin College Foundation. The gift is reserved for capital purchases, which will benefit students by providing resources that will enable learning.
“We’ve been a Main Street neighbor of Goodwin College dating back to 2005,” said Bill Dokas, American Eagle FCU President and CEO. “We’re excited about what Goodwin is doing to develop and revitalize commerce in the Town of East Hartford, while providing an institution that is helping so many young adults advance their educations and career opportunities. We’re pleased to be contributing to Goodwin’s vision and wish them continued success in the future.”
Additionally, the College announced that American Eagle will be funding an annual scholarship for a student enrolled in a Goodwin business program. Every year, a different student will receive a $1,000 scholarship, pursuing a degree in programs such as Business Administration or Organizational Studies.
Several business students attended the ribbon-cutting on Room 225, which now bears a plaque dedicating it to American Eagle Federal Credit Union.
“So many great things that happen in this town happen because of organizations like American Eagle,” said Goodwin President Mark Scheinberg. “We appreciate everything that you do.”
Scheinberg said that the businesses and people of East Hartford have changed since Goodwin established itself in the community. While the town may be in a state of transition, American Eagle has remained a constant.
In 2005, Goodwin’s main campus was on Burnside Avenue, with a satellite facility on Main Street. The College moved to its new home on Riverside Drive in 2009 and maintained its Main Street property. Later, the College purchased 403 Main St. from American Eagle FCU, creating more classroom space for Goodwin students.
Presently, 403 Main St. is undergoing a massive expansion and renovation, complete with a new exterior façade and thousands of feet in additional classroom space.