Bauer Commercial Banking Program Gift Will Bolster Professional Events, Scholarships, Students
Hancock Whitney Bank recently announced a $5,000 gift for Bauer College’s Commercial Banking Certificate Program to support programs and scholarships.
The gift represents the first contribution for the program and will be used for professional events, general financial assistance for students and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) scholarships.
“We are grateful for Hancock Whitney’s leadership in Bauer’s Commercial Banking program and for partnering with the college to help make a difference in the lives of students and the communities they call home,” said Bob King, Bauer’s Senior Director of Advancement. “This gift demonstrates the bank’s commitment to making a career in commercial banking accessible to talented students through a unique partnership opportunity with Bauer. Hancock Whitney has established a precedent that other financial institutions can and certainly will want to follow.”
Spearheading the gift was Scott Brewer, market president, along with Bauer alumni Randall Rojas (BBA ‘03), senior vice president, and Alan Villanueva (BBA ’06), senior vice president for treasury management services, who wanted to make a commitment to education for the banking industry.
“Engagement of the banking community with these programs and their curriculum is important to help students understand the career paths within banking, as well as be a resource to the university, of what the expectations, education and skill sets are needed for students interested in the banking industry,” Villanueva said.
Rojas added: “I’m very honored to be able to give back to my school and stay involved when I can. It allows us to help create a workforce in our industry for the future.”
The Commercial Banking Certificate in Finance is a complete undergraduate education designed to prepare students for a career in commercial banking.
By Jessica Navarro and Amanda Sebesta