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Alumna Lindsey Ramos Paves Incredible Path in Banking

November 9, 2022

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University Alumna and Quad Cities Planning Advisory Council member Lindsey Ramos has paved an incredible path for herself in the world of banking. Beginning her educational career at WIU, Ramos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management with a minor in Marketing in 2005. Ramos has worked as the Senior Vice President of Member Experience at IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union for the last seven years.

While at WIU, Ramos completed an internship at Metrobank and never looked back. At the time of her internship, she was attending both Black Hawk College and WIU working toward a dual enrollment degree that worked around her busy schedule and allowed her to work full time and attend school full time.

"I was able to earn my degree while also gaining on-the-job experience," said Ramos. "I used to put $2 for every $7 I made through my internship into a college savings account."

Although Ramos attributes a lot of her success to her college experience, she reflects a lot on the decisions she made in high school.

"In high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do in my career," said Ramos. "I was in a co-op program and got out of school half of the day to work at a community bank. I remember telling my dad I wanted to own my own business someday, and that's what led me to my Business Management degree. I never left the banking industry, and now I oversee the Member Experience team at IHMVCU, which is a team of over 200 individuals that engage with and serve our membership daily."

Ramos hopes to remain involved with her alma mater through her appointment to the WIU Planning Advisory Committee. This committee meets quarterly to discuss campus initiatives toward academia, student experience and fundraising goals supporting institutional priorities.

When asked what was one piece of advice she would give a WIU student, Ramos chose to remain thankful to her university.

"Stay on course and don't give up," said Ramos. "There's never been a day I regretted getting my degree at WIU. I remain thankful that WIU-QC was even an option for me when I was going to school."

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