MINNEAPOLIS & JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5,
2005--The University of North Florida Alumni Association (UNFAA) has
created a new affinity credit card partnership with U.S. Bank that
benefits the university each time a new card is activated and again
each and every time that card is used.
"Credit cards have become increasingly important as a payment
vehicle in today's economy. The affinity credit card with U.S. Bank
gives alumni another way to support their alma mater simply by using
the card to pay for everyday purchases. Plus, it's a great way for
alumni to show their pride," said Faith Hall, director of alumni
services at the University of North Florida.
UNF alumni will have access to a variety of cards offered through
this U.S. Bank partnership, including one that earns reward points
that can be redeemed for gift certificates, merchandise, cash and
travel rewards. The partnership improves the Association's ability to
offer alumni high-quality affinity credit products and demonstrates
U.S. Bank's commitment to be a key corporate partner to the
"The goal of the affinity business program at U.S. Bank is to
provide a creative tool that supports the long-term development of
campus initiatives and programs," said Tanya Turner, senior vice
president of affinity products at U.S. Bank. "It is our pleasure to
provide valuable card products and services to UNF alumni and the
university community in support of their mission."
The new program offers two card designs, customized for UNF. "One
of the unique features about the card design is that the photograph of
the arena fountain was taken by John Pippin, a UNF alumnus," said
Hall. Anyone can apply for the card via the alumni homepage at
www.unf.edu/alumni or by calling 1-800-853-5576, ext. 8454.
Located in Jacksonville, Fla., UNF is a comprehensive public urban
university whose mission is to educate students through a broad array
of undergraduate and select graduate programs. UNF is dedicated to
excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; and the engagement
of students in a personal, supportive, and challenging learning
environment. In fulfilling its mission, the university seeks to
contribute to the betterment of society.
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CONTACT: U.S. Bank
University of North Florida
SOURCE: U.S. Bank