Pereira Named UW-Eau Claire Honorary Alumnus

Dec 22 2016 | Written By Jennifer McHugh | Director of Public Affairs & Financial Education

Eau Claire, WI – Royal Credit Union (Royal) President and CEO, Rudy Pereira, received a UW-Eau Claire Honorary Alumnus Award. The award is presented to non-alumni who have demonstrated great love of and service to UW-Eau Claire. The awards were presented by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association at an event held in conjunction with winter commencement on December 17, 2016.


Pereira, who joined Royal in 2011, has continued the credit union’s longstanding involvement as a UW-Eau Claire partner and supporter. Royal, through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, has supported many projects including the artificial turf installment on the Carson Park Football field and the renovation of Hobbs Municipal Ice Center. Most recently, Royal made a lead gift for the construction of the Confluence Arts Center in downtown Eau Claire.


“I’d like to thank the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association for this award,” said Pereira. “I’m proud to lead an organization that is purpose and value driven and authentically makes every decision to create a positive impact. Our involvement and partnership with UW-Eau Claire is a shining example of how business and education can work together to help communities thrive.”


Pereira also has included UW-Eau Claire among his many involvements in the community, serving as a member of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation board of directors and chair of community relations and fundraising for the board. He also served on UW-Eau Claire’s Enrollment Management Taskforce, which developed recommendations for 10-year institutional enrollment, retention and graduation goals for the university.


A total of ten alumni and friends of the university received awards from the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association. Click here for a complete list of award recipients. Each awardee also offered words of advice for UW-Eau Claire’s December graduates.


About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union serving over 160,000 Members with 25 full service offices. Royal is driven by a core ideology which is built on strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 18 counties in Western Wisconsin or 12 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Eau Claire, Chippewa, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Clark, Dunn, Jackson, Marathon, Pierce, Pepin, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood.  Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, Scott, Wabasha, Washington, and Winona. Realtors in the state of Wisconsin or Minnesota are also eligible to join.