SECU MD Foundation introduces Tynes Scholarship at Morgan State


— To recognize the many contributions made by Donald Tynes, Sr., longtime member of its Board of Directors, SECU, Maryland’s largest credit union, is introducing the Donald Tynes, Sr. Scholarship Program, which will be offered through the SECU MD Foundation.

The SECU MD Foundation will award five scholarships in Tynes’ honor to students enrolled in Morgan State University’s Graves School of Business. Each scholarship will be $2,000.

Eligible Morgan State University sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Donald Tynes, Sr. Scholarship Program. Applications will be accepted starting on February 1, 2018, and will be open through the end of April. Applicants can apply through the SECU MD Foundation website at

“SECU has been fortunate to have Mr. Tynes, a Morgan State University alumnus, serve on our Board of Directors,” said SECU President and CEO Rod Staatz. “With the launch of the SECU MD Foundation, a charitable organization founded by SECU, we are happy to be able to support his ongoing commitment to Morgan State University students to help them achieve their dreams.”

The SECU MD Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and support the continuous learning and educational needs in the communities served by SECU. The Tynes Scholarship will be one of three scholarship programs offered through the Foundation this year. The others include the University System of Maryland Scholarship (USM) Program, through which scholarships are awarded to SECU members planning to attend a USM institution, and the annual State Employee Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to Maryland State employees and their college-bound family members.

“With the SECU MD Foundation, SECU remains fully committed to helping our communities become stronger and financially healthier through education,” said Staatz.

Tynes led the SECU Board of Directors in formulating and governing corporate policies and practices, and establishing administrative procedures for compliance with federal laws and the State of Maryland’s Office of Financial Regulations.

A native Baltimorean, Tynes formerly served as Chairman of the Credit Union Foundation for the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. The Foundation’s programs address financial literacy, small credit union support, leadership development, scholarship awards, professional development and education.

A graduate of Baltimore’s Dunbar High School, Tynes earned a BA degree from Morgan State University and an Executive MBA from Loyola College of Maryland.

During a 33-year career in Maryland State Government, he served as Deputy Secretary of the State Department of Personnel; Assistant to the Chief Deputy Comptroller for the State’s Comptroller’s Office; and Human Resources Director for the University of Maryland System. He also served as Director of Personnel for Anne Arundel County Government.