Name removal | Paul Barenfus joins the credit union – Santa Cruz Sentinel

The Santa Cruz Community Credit Union on Wednesday named Paul Barenfus to the senior team as director of loans. Barenfus comes to the credit union with more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, most recently working as a business relations manager at Fremont Bank.

Barenfus has expertise in regulatory compliance, depositary services, cash management, wealth management and trust services, according to a statement from the credit union. He is originally from Santa Cruz.

Three join Red Cross board

The Board of Directors of the Central Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross held its annual meeting on June 11 and elected three new members to the board.

New board members include:

• John Cromwell: GrowthPoint Technology (retired).

• Antonio Rivas: former mayor of Watsonville.

• Tobi Telesco: Granite Construction Inc.

The new members effectively began their term on July 1.

Education

The following local students were honored for their academic achievement:

• Matthew Merritt Smith, of Watsonville, earned a Master of Science degree in computational analysis and public policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

• Quin Lin Harrill, of Aptos, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

• Tayler Durekas, of Aptos, earned a Bachelor of Science in Family, Community and Human Development and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

• Lucas Junod, of Aptos, earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

• Athena Byers, of Santa Cruz, earned an Honors Bachelor of Science in International Studies from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

• Clayton Allard, of Corralitos, earned a BSc Cum Laude in Mathematics with a major in Statistics from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

• Zev Underwood, of Santa Cruz, earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

• Jason Howard, of Salt Lake City, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

• Maya Kobe-Rundio, of Salt Lake City, earned a Master of Arts in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

• Jaden Reader, from Royal Oaks, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

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