Macomb CC Student Wins Young & Free Michigan Honor


LATHRUP VILLAGE — From more than 25 fantastic candidates, Michigan First Credit Union selected Victoria Goldwater as the 2013-2014 spokesperson for Young & Free Michigan, an initiative aimed at spreading a positive financial message to young adults ages 17-25 in metro Detroit. 

Goldwater, of Clinton Township, and a communications major at Macomb Community College, will be the voice of Michigan First for her peers in southeast Michigan for an entire year, serving as a full-time employee responsible for writing daily blog posts, creating weekly video updates, attending a variety of local events and participating in multiple media opportunities.

“As a credit union founded by educators, it’s critical for us to continue to share the value of making smart financial decisions with the next generation — and to do it in a way that’s fresh and exciting!” says President/CEO Michael Poulos. “Victoria has risen to that challenge and will be a wonderful ambassador for this program. With her vibrant personality and outgoing nature, we’re thrilled to watch her engage with audiences and help many more high school and college students, as well as recent graduates, gain the tools to live young and free.”

As part of the contest, Goldwater won an Apple MacBook Pro, an HD video camera and a smart phone to use on the job. She also gets to drive the Young & Free Michigan Chevy Cruze for the year, along with paid gas and insurance. The remaining 11 finalists each received a $100 gift card and Young & Free Michigan branded gifts.

Goldwater replaces outgoing Young & Free Michigan Spokester Austin Chapman, who will be returning to Lawrence Tech for his senior year.