Atomic Credit Union’s Andy Eisnaugle interviews junior Riley Burns.

 Pickaway-Ross’ branch office of the Atomic Credit Union will begin service for account holders this Friday after student interviews and training took place recently.

Ten students interviewed for jobs with the branch office, which will operate from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. most Fridays. Students can open a checking or savings account, make deposits and choose to have debit and ATM cards. 

Amy Noltemeyer, CBI teacher, is overseeing the student tellers this year. She invited students to apply and has one student who worked his junior year and will work again until he goes on job placement.

Andy Eisnaugle, director of Financial Education for Atomic who conducted the interviews, said the relationship with Pickaway-Ross has been a successful partnership, teaching students about the importance of banking.

“We have been able to help hundreds of kids open accounts and many of those students have stayed with Atomic,” he said “In fact, we have been able to help 31 students get a loan through Atomic. This has made a big impact on their financial future.”

Eisnaugle said incentive goals, such as the cash machine that was brought to campus last year, are being discussed.

All current Atomic Credit card holders and new applicants are encouraged to stop by Friday for a prize from the prize box.