MINNEAPOLIS & MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5,
2005--Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has created a new
affinity credit card partnership with U.S. Bank that generates
donations to SNHU each time a new card is activated and again each and
every time that card is used.
The program will offer a choice of three card design options
featuring the Penmen logo, Robert Frost Hall and the new SNHU logo.
Alumni, employees, students and friends of the university will have
access to a variety of credit card products offered through this U.S.
Bank partnership, including cards that earn reward points that can be
redeemed for gift certificates, merchandise, cash and travel rewards.
"We are very excited about this new partnership with U.S. Bank.
The new Southern New Hampshire University affinity credit card program
will provide many outstanding benefits to our constituencies that were
not previously available. In my opinion, with this program, everyone
benefits - the cardholder, the university and the bank," said Michael
DeBlasi, director of alumni and community relations at SNHU.
"Our goal is to provide a valuable card product for SNHU that
benefits the university and its students while also embracing the
Penmen spirit," said Tanya Turner, senior vice president of affinity
products at U.S. Bank. "We look forward to the many opportunities that
will arise for SNHU as a result of this program."
Based in Manchester, N.H., SNHU educates intellectually and
culturally enriched individuals to be successful in their careers and
contribute to their communities. SNHU's educational philosophy
challenges students' intellectual potential and prepares them for
professional lives in an ever changing world. It provides a supportive
and close-knit learning community, delivering engaging instruction in
a flexible variety of formats. Students develop the knowledge to
understand a complex world, the skills to act effectively within that
world, and the wisdom to make good choices.
U.S. Bank is a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With $198
billion in assets, U.S. Bancorp is the 6th largest financial holding
company in the United States. The company operates 2,377 banking
offices and 4,654 ATMs in 24 states, and provides a comprehensive line
of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and
payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
U.S. Bancorp is home of the Five Star Service Guarantee in which the
company pays customers if certain key banking benefits and services
are not met. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
Gregg Mazzola, 603-645-9635
SOURCE: U.S. Bank