The Student Advisory Board is one of the most successful programs that First National Bank has initiated in its 75-year history.
Since its beginning in 1990, well over 1,500 students have completed this program.
The process begins with a recommendation from the school faculty and involves one afternoon a month to visit the respective bank. Lunch is provided, and at every meeting a bank officer is responsible for the program.
This introduces the student to the world of finance where they learn about the importance of good credit, how to take care of an account, what banking products and services are available, sound financial basics, as well as good work habits and giving a good job interview. Each meeting ends with a “Q & A” where the banker then hears the concerns and questions from the student perspective.
“This is a quality program for both the students, as well as the bank, and First National is proud of each participant,” said Tracy Griggs, the bank officer that leads the program.
“One thing that makes these students stand out from most is the community involvement that First National Bank encourages and supports. The paramount difference between a ‘big bank’ and a community bank is the commitment to the communities they serve, and these students, along with the employees of First National, certainly do know how to serve.”