Western CUNA Management School - Rho Class 2019

Rho...Rho...Here We Go!!

Class GOALS 

  • Networking & Collaboration: To build and foster an environment of collaboration and cooperation through the development of tools and resources leveraged through our final school year and beyond.

  • Educational support: To provide study tools, materials and resources that are timely and thorough for 2019 exam.

  • Fiscal responsibility: To stay within the planned budget while not preventing any student from participating in class activities or events and accumulating funds to donate back to the school scholarship fund upon graduation.

  • Community Service: To demonstrate our cooperative principle of ‘concern for the community’ with a donation of time, money or both to the local community and foster the sharing of new ideas with classmates that they can sponsor at their own credit union.

  • Effective Communication: To maintain consistent daily communication via the tiered levels with Officer meetings, Committee meetings and all class communication channels during the 2018-2019 session.

Messages from Nancy Wood:

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Sunday, July 14

9 am - 1:30 pm Welcome Walk

4:15 pm           Orientation Y3

April 15 - Projects Uploaded
May 1 - Event Flyers 
May 1 - Scholarship Apps 
Newsletter Proofs Due 
Wed, July 17
Wed, July 24

Student Handbook
Please read through the Student Handbook before you get to campus. You can click here to download and save a copy.  

Read the changes to the Code of Ethics


Student Events

Click here for information and flyers for the various planned events and activities. If you want to golf or bowl, please pay particular attention to those flyers as they contain discount codes..

Travel Information
If you have not already given us your airline flight arrival and departure times, please use the confirmation email you received when you registered to update your travel information. WCMS will provide a shuttle from Ontario International Airport (ONT) from 9 AM to 4 PM for Saturday arrivals and from 9 AM to 2 PM on Sunday.


Year 3 Departure Info:  School ends for you after graduation on Thursday; however, you are welcome to stay over and have breakfast in Frank Dining Hall Friday morning and check out of your dorm room Friday morning. WCMS will provide shuttle service to Ontario Airport (ONT) from 12 PM to 2 PM. If you are travelling outside of those times, transportation to ONT will be on your own. There will be NO exam review on Friday.

Saturday Arrival
If you are arriving Saturday, July 13th, you may register for that in advance and include an additional $75 with your payment. Registration and check in for those arriving on Saturday will be in Oldenborg Hall.  if you take a key to a dorm room on Saturday, you will be charged the $75, even if you did not pre-register. 

Sunday Arrival
Please plan to arrive between 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 14th, allowing time to settle in and move into your dormitory room. Upon arrival, go to Frank Dining Hall to register with the school. There you will receive your student notebook, room assignment, room key and access card, and your name badge. If you are taking the WCMS shuttle from ONT airport, this is where they will automatically drop you off.

Parking Information
If you are driving your car to school, parking, both on campus and in Claremont Village, is strictly controlled. Parking for WCMS student cars is available in the South Campus Parking Garage at the First Street entrance to the college.

Third Year Orientation
Orientation for the third year students will take place Sunday, July 14th at 4:15 pm in Lyman Hall of the Thatcher Music Building. You must attend this orientation to attend class Monday morning.

Project II Presentation
Please email your PowerPoint presentation to Nancy Wood nancyw@wcmspomona.org by June 15 which will allow us to have it loaded on the classroom computer ahead of time. Contact your project reader if you have any questions.

The American Council on Education (ACE) Credit
Detailed information on the ACE exam will be given during the second week of classes. The American Council on Education’s College Recommendation Service (ACE Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for Western CUNA Management School after completion of the three year program. For more information visit: ACE Credit’s website (“western cuna” in organization field)

Your on‑campus tuition covers all room/board and instruction expenses, but there will be other miscellaneous expenses involved with class activities and free time during the two weeks.

Service Learning Activities
A significant aspect of the Western CUNA Management School curriculum occurs outside of the walls of the classroom. Leadership and networking skills are developed by planning and executing several service events with your class during the two weeks. By tradition, at their graduation ceremonies each year members of the third-year class proudly present any accumulated funds earned through these activities as a gift to the school. WCMS, in turn, directs this money to scholarships and other important program enhancements. While these fundraising dollars allow the school to keep tuition as low as possible, more importantly the activities that generate the funds give students the opportunity to put into practice skills learned within the classroom. The project management and leadership responsibilities required to execute these service learning activities help students gain expertise they will take back to their credit unions, and help the class to come together as they serve a cause greater than themselves.

When these class led service learning activities contain a fundraising component, donating is optional and not a requirement by the school. Last year’s students reported that they spent roughly $250-$350 on service learning activities per school session. Some credit unions provide money for their students to donate to these activities; others do not. Funds can be made available from WCMS if this is a hardship for you. You may inquire about this privately with the school administrator– Nancy Wood at nancyw@wcmspomona.org.


Photos taken by our official photographer may be purchased by clicking here or through your graduate assistant. Photo orders must be submitted by end of day, July 22.

Graduation--Thursday, July 25 
You may purchase graduation dinner for $65 for your guests online by clicking here or through your graduate assistant. Graduation invitations will also be available at that time. Graduation guest dinner orders must be submitted by end of day, July 19.  Graduation announcements will be available to you on the first day of class, July 15. 


6:00 pm      Graduation dinner - Marston Quadrangle.
7:15 pm      Photographs in caps and gowns 

8:00 pm      Commencement will begin in Bridges Hall of Music.


The reception will follow, and is open to all graduate guests. 

Campus Map

Meet Finn our AMAZON Locker

260 E Bonita Ave 

at Pomona College

Claremont, CA 91711-4428

United States 

Located out side of Frank Dining Hall

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