DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy student-athlete Tim Nelson has been selected as one of three finalists for Michigan First Credit Union's Young and Free Michigan spokesperson. Nelson, a senior fencer at UDM, will compete against Eastpointe's Janelle O'Hara and Southfield's Jennifer Weaver in an online voting campaign to determine the winner.
Nelson's finalist status comes after entering a statewide search with the winner claiming a one-year paid position as a spokesperson for MFCU, complete with a host of technological gear. MFCU will open the voting on its website to select a 19 to 25 year-old that can help educate college-aged students about financial management. This competition involves a series of challenges ranging from a one minute self-introductory video posted on YouTube, a blog, traditional interviews, and other challenges designed to demonstrate creativity and personality.
The winner will be determined by Internet voting which takes place now until April 18, 2011. Each valid email account can only vote once. The winner will be announced on April 29, and the job begins shortly thereafter in May. To view Nelson's page and to vote, visit:http://www.youngfreemichigan.com.