two men and four women standing holding a large check from first financial for $10,000

WESTOVER, MD, February 1, 2023 – Community partner, First Financial Federal Credit Union (FFFCU) recently presented Somerset County Public Schools (SCPS) with a $10,000 donation to support the Student Services Department. SCPS Student Services’ primary focus is to remove barriers to student learning and achievement through prevention and intervention strategies, and maintaining safe and nurturing school environments through school counseling, health services, psychological services, special education, alternative education, health education and other vital programs.


Alyssa Shoun, Pocomoke Branch Manager shared, “We are very proud to partner with SCPS and support their work to empower students to reach their greatest potential. Education and community are the heart of First Financial Federal Credit Union, and we are excited for the opportunities our new partnership will bring.”


Representatives from First Financial Federal Credit Union present SCPS Student Services Department with a check for $10,000.

(L-R) Tom Davis, Deputy Superintendent SCPS, Dr. John Gaddis, Superintendent SCPS, Alyssa Shoun, Pocomoke Branch Manager FFFCU, Joan Pugh, Relationship Marketing Manager FFFCU, Tracie Bartemy, Director of Schools SCPS, Tracey Cottman, Supervisor of Student Services SCPS

About First Financial Federal Credit Union:

First Financial Federal Credit Union serves the employees, students, and parents of the Baltimore, Carroll, Somerset, and Worcester County Public School systems, as well as the employees and families of many area businesses, hospitals, private schools, and colleges. The Credit Union’s product offerings include free checking, online and mobile services, auto loans, credit cards, and home loans. Don’t Just Bank, Belong; visit for details.