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ETSU’s Center for Banking awarded grant by First Tennessee Foundation

Contributed • May 29, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Future bankers attending East Tennessee State University will receive additional support for educational activities and materials as a result of a grant provided by the First Tennessee Foundation.

A $2,000 grant was presented to ETSU’s Center for Banking to support student conference attendance, extracurricular experiential learning opportunities and to help maintain the center’s resource library.

The First Tennessee Foundation is a private charitable foundation established by First Tennessee Bank in 1993 to support nonprofit organizations in the communities they serve.

“We invest in a way that engages our employees, responds inclusively to needs and promotes progress and prosperity across Tennessee,” said Gerald Hallenbeck, First Tennessee Northeast Tennessee market president. “Since its inception, our foundation has donated more than $80 million to meet community needs. It’s our pleasure to support the East Tennessee State University Center for Banking and the quality banking education it provides to its students.”

“We are most appreciative of their contribution to the educational experiences of our students,” added Dr. Larry White, the John H. Poteat Chair of Banking, professor of finance and director for ETSU’s Center for Banking. “It allows our students to explore career opportunities and learn valuable skills from financial leaders in our state and region.”

The Center for Banking was established in 1986 as a resource for students, bankers and researchers, and aims to provide an educated workforce to the region’s banking industry. For more information, visit www.etsu.edu/cbat/banking or call 423-439-4402.

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