First National Bank partners with UAFS ‘Ambassador’ program

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Fort Smith-based First National Bank of Fort Smith is continuing its unique partnership with the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with the and Collegiate Ambassador Board.

The 10 members of the board undergo an intensive application process, according to a statement from the bank.

The Board’s mission is to educate students on the various departments and activities within a financial institution, provide the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge serving as an advisory board member and provide insight and the opportunity for feedback on the bank’s marketing strategies.

“We believe it’s beneficial for these students to learn how a bank operates,” Sam T. Sicard, First National Bank president, said in the statement. “When they’ve completed their year with us, they will have experience that can translate to their career after graduation.”

Members of the Ambassador Board attend monthly Board sessions featuring various First National Bank representatives. They also coordinate and host a culminating event for all College of Business and UAFS students during the school year. The group’s first meeting was held Sept. 20, 2012.

“We also believe it’s crucial to support the communities we serve,” Sicard said. “This effort reaches out to some of the best and brightest students in the area and gives them the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom.”

The 10 members selected from the UAFS are:
Kymbur Altes
Major: Marketing
High School: Van Buren
Graduation Date: May 2013

Elizabeth Bishop
Major: Business Administration
High School: Van Buren
Graduation Date: December 2013

Patrick Charlton
Major: Business Administration
High School: Southside
Graduation Date: December 2012

Colton Clark
Major: Business Administration
High School: Springdale
Graduation Date: May 2014

Daniel Hobbs
Major: Business Administration
High School: Home School / Branch
Graduation Date: May 2013

Angie Meyer
Major: Accounting
High School: Jacksonville
Graduation Date: May 2013

Hannah Millar
Major: Marketing
High School: Bethel Christian / Nicut, OK
Graduation Date: December 2013

Tram Nguyen
Major: Accounting
High School: Northside
Graduation Date: December 2012

Trey Smith
Major: Accounting/BUSA
High School: Beebe
Graduation Date: May 2013

Eaven Ward
Major: Accounting
High School: Southside
Graduation Date: December 2014

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