Virginia Banking Fellows Resources Portal
2022-2023 Virginia Banking Fellows Program

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Congratulations for being selected as a 2022-2023 Virginia Banking Fellow. The VBA Education Foundation is excited to partner with the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) for the pilot year of this program. We are looking forward to working with you over the coming months.

On this page, you will find all of the information you need to know during the 2022-2023 program. 

Bank Sponsor Information

Thank you to the following Virginia banks for being sponsors of the 2022-2023 Virginia Banking Fellows Program. 

Virginia Banking Fellows Sponsored by the VBA Education Foundation  College
Fallon Fox Mountain Empire
Sheila Guox Laurel Ridge
Caleb Murphy Patrick & Henry
Kernard Thomas Germanna
Jonathan Wrenn Germanna
Latesha Washington Rappahannock
Bank Sponsored Virginia Banking Fellows Bank Sponsor College
Rachel Absolu The Bank of Clarke County Foundation Northern Virginia
Madison Brantley First Bank, Virginia Laurel Ridge
Brooke Cook Blue Ridge Bank Blue Ridge
Catherine Culbertson Atlantic Union Bank Northern Virginia
Kevin Nguyen Chesapeake Bank Reynolds
Cullen Shortt TowneBank Tidewater
Erica Wekony American National Bank & Trust Co. Virginia Western

VFCCE Fellows Program General Information & Important Dates

The Virginia Banking Fellows Program is part of the overall VFCCE Fellows Program. Virginia Banking Fellows will have access the following opportunities through the VFCCE Fellows Program*:

  • Program Orientation – September 15-16, Omni Richmond Hotel
  • Virtual Mental Health is Health: Building Your Toolkit – October 14, 21 and 28th
  • VCCS Student Leadership Conference – November 18-20, 2022, Roanoke
  • 1st Community Service Report Due – December 5, 2022
  • Winter Program: Annual Legislative Event & Reception – January 17-18, 2023, Richmond
  • Virtual Session: How Will Your Story Change the World? – March 2023, date TBD
  • 2nd Community Service Report Due – April 24, 2023
  • Spring Leadership Finale – May 18-19, 2023, Richmond

*More details about these events will be available later this year. Specific programs are subject to change.

VBA Sponsored Events

Virginia Banking Fellows will also be invited to attend the following VBA events* from September 2022-May 2023 as a way to learn more about the industry and the career opportunities in banking.

Attendance at all of these events is completely optional! Fellows will hear from the VBA and/or their bank sponsor during the year with more information about the below opportunities and more information on how to register to attend. 

Click on the events below to learn more! Specific event details will be added as they become available. 

*Event details are subject to change.

ABA Course Information

As part of the Virginia Banking Fellows Program, Fellows will have the opportunity to take online training through the American Bankers Association (ABA). There are a variety of self-paced and facilitated course options for many different function areas of banking as well as general industry training as well. 

2022-2023 ABA Course Options

Fellows will make a selection for a course to take in the spring 2023. More information will be sent to Fellows later this fall about registering for these courses. 

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