Virginia Banks and the VBA Education Foundation Contribute $130,000 in Scholarships for 13 Community College Students
Beginning this fall, the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Education Foundation and seven Virginia banks will again sponsor the Virginia Banking Fellows Program in partnership with the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE). The mission of this statewide program is to provide opportunities for deserving community college students to pursue their academic goals, strengthen their leadership skills, and learn more about the banking industry.
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“Karen is amazing! She is a great speaker and kept everyone so ENGAGED. I learned so much and would love to have her come to a bank-wide training in the future!”
“Mark is an SME in this field and he makes learning so enjoyable via his delivery methods which are interactive and sometimes comical to highlight basic levels of understanding. The program is invaluable to all BSA practitioners. Excellent class.”
“I’ve been to several seminars/classes at the VBA over the years, and this one was the best overall. Karen has a great sense of humor, and she really knows her stuff. She did a fantastic job keeping everyone engaged. I learned quite a lot about supervising with intentionality and keeping my team engaged.”
“It was a wonderful networking and teambuilding experience, along with the financial industry updates that will keep you relevant with what’s going on in the industry and in your field of expertise.”
“Great opportunity to network with peers and other VA bankers and learn more about the industry and other hot and relevant topics.”
“The Management Development program has surpassed our expectations! It is a fantastic program and we look forward to having more of our team participate.”
“You have to experience the environment for yourself in order to receive the full benefit. It is my desire for every woman to be able to attend and leave with the sense of community & empowerment that is developed and created by this conference.”
“It’s rare, in our industry, that you have a group full of women together to network and grow our careers – you can’t help but feel empowered in that room and when you leave.”
“The VBA is very passionate about the next generation of leaders in Virginia banks. It is refreshing to have an organization that prides itself on taking such an interest in so many future leaders.”
“Every time I leave a VBA event, I am excited to come back to work and share what I’ve learned. Even if my bank can’t send me in the future, I see it as something I would pay for because it would be an investment in myself. I’m hoping next year others can attend as well.”